March 23, 2022

Manchin Announces Funding For Snowshoe Resort Community District Economic Development Study

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) announced $80,000 from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for the Snowshoe Resort Community District in West Virginia to conduct a feasibility study to assess the employment market available to the District. The funding is part of the EDA’s Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC) program, which supports business development, economic growth and job creation through investing in coal communities across the country.  

“The EDA continues to be a strong partner for West Virginia through their support for economic development projects across the state. Today’s announcement is great news for the Snowshoe Resort Community District and their continued efforts to further develop sustainable tourism growth,” said Senator Manchin. “Snowshoe is home to one of the best ski resorts on the East Coast, and this investment is a step in the right direction to boosting our growing outdoor recreation and tourism industries in Pocahontas County and the rest of the state. I look forward to seeing the results of this study for the Snowshoe community and the entire Mountain State.”

The study will examine the Snowshoe Resort Community District’s ability to enhance business growth, explore the elements required to empower business development, attract new companies, and offer permanent employment opportunities. Once completed, the project will help support job retention, create new opportunities and attract private investment to an area that has been impacted by the decline in the coal industry.

Communities interested in applying for funding can find information here.