November 09, 2021

Manchin, Capito Announce $113K To Boost Economic Development in Boone County

Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $113,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to The Conservation Fund to support the city of Madison and Boone County in developing an outdoor recreational economy. The funding is part of the USDA Rural Development’s Rural Placemaking Innovation Challenge and will be used to create a Resource and Recreation Action Plan to strengthen recreation options and community health, protect natural and cultural resources support economic development in Southern West Virginia.
“Investing in West Virginia’s rural communities creates good-paying jobs, stronger communities and brings new opportunities that spur economic growth to the region. I am thrilled the Conservation Fund is supporting recreation and economic development in Madison and Boone County, and I look forward to seeing the economic impact the investment brings to Southern West Virginia,” said Senator Manchin. “As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I will continue to advocate for funding that supports rural communities and boosts the Mountain State’s economy.”
“West Virginia relies on outdoor recreation as a key part of our economy, including in our rural communities,” Senator Capito said. “I’m thrilled the City of Madison and Boone County are receiving this funding, and I look forward to seeing how the partnership with The Conservation Fund drives business, tourism, and the local recreation economy for years to come.”