February 12, 2019

Manchin Praises Investment To Improve Infrastructure In White Sulphur Springs

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today praised the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) award of $1.5 million to White Sulphur Springs in order to improve the town’s aging water infrastructure. 

“This investment marks an important milestone in our recovery from the flooding that ravaged our beautiful state and shows yet again that West Virginians are resilient. Investing in water infrastructure projects that are outdated not only improves the quality of life for our local residents, but preserves good-paying jobs, boosts economic development and improves the prosperity of our families, businesses and communities. The West Virginia Great Barrel Company is a great example of what can be accomplished when a group of individuals that are passionate about their community and state come together with a vision of providing opportunity for their neighbors,” Senator Manchin said. 

The funding is expected to produce 82 jobs and $35.1 million in private investment. This funding will provide a needed economic boost to the region, given the decline of coal industry in the area, which was a key sector of the White Sulphur Springs economy.