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West Virginia Governor Tomblin Releases March Edge Business Report
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 13:04:55 -0700

Governor Earl Ray Tomblin releases the West Virginia Edge Business Report, highlighting the state’s economic progress. The March 2015 report features projects and announcements from businesses, both large and small, that play a critical role in the Mountain State’s continued economic growth. (PRWeb March 31, 2015) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/04/prweb12622195.htm

Lack of flat land means Volvo not coming to W.Va.
Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:50:23 -0700

By Phil Kabler Officials with Volvo Cars announced Monday that they will locate a $500 million manufacturing plant in the United States -- but it won't be coming to West Virginia. State Department of Commerce spokeswoman Chelsea Ruby said Tuesday that West Virginia was knocked out of consideration early, because it could not provide a potential site location that met the company's minimum ...

Berkeley fastest growing county in West Virginia
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:09:32 -0700

MARTINSBURG - Berkeley County was the fastest growing county in West Virginia last year and it added the most new residents, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

W.Va. Eastern Panhandle shows population gains in 2014
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 02:56:58 -0700

U.S. Census figures show counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle continue to bulk up on population gains.

Kanawha Sees Biggest Loss of Population in W.Va. in 2014
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:44:19 -0700

U.S. Census figures show counties in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle continue to bulk up on population gains.

More WV residents in Eastern Panhandle
Fri, 27 Mar 2015 04:44:53 -0700

West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle counties continue to bulk up on population gains, according to Census figures released Thursday.

Procter & Gamble to build $500 million plant in Berkeley County
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:36:16 -0700

By Caitlin Cook West Virginia is investing around $8 million in infrastructure upgrades for household products giant Procter & Gamble to build a multi-product manufacturing facility in Berkeley County, officials announced Tuesday. The $500 million facility is expected to open in 2017, according to a company press release. The state competed against bigger and wealthier states with a lot more ...

State's population growth in east, north Cabell, Wayne experience slight losses
Thu, 26 Mar 2015 21:34:17 -0700


Senate OKs bill to exempt casinos, gambling parlors from smoking bans
Sun, 08 Mar 2015 13:52:51 -0700

By Eric Eyre Buckling to the gambling industry, the West Virginia Senate opened the door Wednesday for smoking at all casinos and video slot parlors in the state. State senators voted 20-12 to pass a bill that allows county commissions to give smoking ban exemptions to racetrack casinos, gambling parlors and fraternal organizations. The legislation, which next moves to the House of Delegates ...

WV Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signs prevailing wage change, Coal Jobs and Safety Act
Thu, 12 Mar 2015 14:23:53 -0700

Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin signed three bills into law March 12 including one that changes West Virginia's prevailing wage law. He also signed a bill that creates the Coal Jobs and Safety Act of 2015 and one that defines net metering.