September 17, 2020

Manchin, Capito Announce $10.4 Million In USDA Rural Development Loans In West Virginia

Washington, DC – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $10,492,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Rural Development Loan program for four locations in West Virginia. These funds will be used for a variety of projects across the state to increase economic development and access to business capital.

“West Virginians are some of the hardest working people in America, they just need to be given the chance to prove it,” said Senator Manchin. “I am pleased to see the USDA is giving West Virginia projects the chance to prove themselves. Rural development is vital to growing our regional and state economies, and these projects are great examples of the potential tourism, energy development, and services that are possible when we have the resources needed to expand our communities and businesses. I look forward to seeing the completion of these projects and the positive effect they have on our state.”

“In order to spur economic development in West Virginia, resources must be made available so that local businesses can make necessary improvements, increase operations, and save jobs. Investments like these will expand opportunities for our residents and help support our local economies. USDA continues to be a steadfast partner in West Virginia, and I am thankful for their commitment to assisting economic growth in Appalachia,” said Senator Capito

Individual awards listed below:

·        MAA Elkins Hospitality, LLC – $6,700,000: This Rural Development loan will be used to acquire and make improvements to the Hampton Inn hotel in Elkins.

·        Nacelle Equipment Funding 2019, LLC – $1,622,000: This Rural Development loan will be used to purchase compressors and mobile gas conditioning units, among other related equipment to energy services in Morgantown.

·        Fort Henry, LLC – $1,240,000: This Rural Development loan will be used to restore the historic Fort Henry building in Wheeling.

·        The Lifehouse, Inc. – $930,000: This Rural Development loan will be used to purchase two buildings to be converted into temporary sober living facilities in Huntington.