Seven West Virginia councils get funding to develop job growth

CHARLESTON (AP) — Seven public-private regional councils in West Virginia will receive $70,000 grants apiece to produce economic development strategies that support creating jobs.

The grants from the U.S. Economic Development Administration were announced Tuesday by U.S. Sens. Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller and Congressman Nick Rahall.

The councils serve a total of 32 counties across the state.

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