Charleston, WV – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today applauded a $4.4 million investment from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) for two infrastructure projects in West Virginia. The projects will support a sewer line expansion at Yeager Airport and flood control infrastructure in Beverly. The two projects will create and retain over 600 jobs.
“I am pleased with the EDA’s continued investment in West Virginia through economic development projects across the state, including the two announced today. In 2018, I helped secure funding through the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to extend Eagle Mountain Road and expand development opportunities at the airport. The sewer line is the final piece of the puzzle and it’s critical for the development of the Marshall University Bill Noe Flight School based at the airport. I explained the importance of this award to the EDA, and I’m pleased to see this is one of the first awards from the new fiscal year,” said Senator Manchin. “I’m also pleased the EDA is assisting Beverly with project to protect their community and businesses. West Virginia has been battered by floods over the years, destroying homes and communities and taking too many innocent lives from us. Investing in flood control infrastructure provides our communities with the security and safety they deserve.”
“West Virginia’s partnership with EDA has consistently helped improve our state’s infrastructure, increase transportation, and develop the economies of our localities and communities. I am thrilled to see these two awards coming into areas of West Virginia. As our economy continues to expand, improving the quality of our airport infrastructure is a critical step, and will attract additional aerospace business to the region. Expanding our water infrastructure is an equally important task, and will help sustain a better quality of life and opportunities for business in the Mountain State. I will continue to foster a positive relationship between West Virginia and the EDA so that we continue to receive an appropriate federal share on improvement projects like these,” said Senator Capito.
Individual awards listed below:
- $1,200,000 – Central West Virginia Regional Airport Authority – Yeager Airport
- $3,200,000 – Town of Beverly