CHARLESTON, WV (WOAY) – U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced $300,000 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) for Marshall University through the CARES Act to boost Marshall’s support for regional economic development strategies in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“As healthcare providers across West Virginia care for those with COVID-19, we also need to address the economic impacts of this global health crisis on our communities and businesses,” said Senator Manchin. “I am pleased the EDA is supporting Marshall University’s initiatives to boost economic development in Huntington and across the region. Main Street needs help right now and I will continue to fight for funding in future COVID-19 response packages that assist our local businesses and communities during this difficult time.”
“The COVID-19 pandemic has put tremendous pressure on our economy in West Virginia. As a result, we must provide the resources to build the foundation our state needs once we are able to operate at full capacity again. This funding will help support Marshall University in this goal and provide Huntington and the surrounding area with a needed economic boost. I thank the EDA for their support in helping our state adjust to these challenging times,” said Senator Capito.