Regional Groups Awarded Economic Development Grants

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Three regional groups in West Virginia have been awarded $70,000 in federal grants apiece for initiatives that support job creation.

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller announced the Economic Development Administration grants on Thursday.

Receiving the grants are the Region VII Planning and Development Council, the Mid-Ohio Valley Regional Planning and Development Council and the Eastern Panhandle Regional Planning and Development Council. They represent a total of 18 counties.