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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congressman Alex X. Mooney announced over $5.4 million in funding for West Virginia’s Second Congressional District distributed by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration (EDA). This grant awards the Randolph County Development Authority, Elkins, West Virginia, to support construction of a 16,000-square foot building to serve as a conference and events center and workforce development facility.

This grant will create a multi-purpose facility featuring a theater environment for various performances along with more flexible, open space, designed to host workforce development sessions, trade shows, and business conferences. This EDA grant will be matched with $1.3 million in state funds and is expected to create or retain 100 jobs, according to grantee estimates.

I am pleased to see that Randolph Country has received this EDA grant to construct a multi-purpose facility as a hub for business conferences and events,” said Congressman Alex X. Mooney (WV-02). “This funding will help boost local business establishments in Elkins by providing vital economic opportunities and jobs.”