Manchin joins groundbreaking celebration for Raleigh County Memorial Airport Industrial Park expansion


BEAVER< W.Va. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), on Monday, joined local and state officials to celebrate the development of the 105-acre site-ready property at the Raleigh County Memorial Airport Industrial Park.

“As a pilot myself, I know firsthand how essential regional airports are to the quality of life and economic strength and safety of the community,” said Manchin. “The expansion at Raleigh County Memorial Airport will provide local businesses with access to new markets, as well as help retain and attract businesses to the community, including West Virginia’s growing aerospace industry. As a member of the Appropriations Committee, I am proud to have secured $4.5 million in federal investment for this project, and I look forward to seeing the positive impact the expansion will have on job growth and economic prosperity in the region.”

Jina Belcher, Executive Director of the New River Gorge Regional Development Authority (NRGRDA), shared her perspective: “A community’s airport is a driver of its well-being and economic development potential, and today’s celebration of its expansion for the recruitment of aviation and aerospace manufacturers is a bold step in the right direction.”


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