U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $5.3 Million to Support Business Growth and Job Creation in West Virginia

Today, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $5.3 million in grants to support West Virginia communities.

Warm Springs Public Service District, Berkeley Springs, will receive a $3.2 million grant for water and sewer system upgrades to support business growth and job creation. This EDA investment will be matched with $2.7 million in local funds and is expected to create 89 jobs, retain 195 jobs and generate $8.2 million in private investment, according to grantee estimates.

“I am pleased to see that West Virginia has received this EDA grant to support water and sewer system upgrades in Berkeley Springs,” said Congressman Alex Mooney (WV-02). “This investment is vital to the competitive future of Morgan County. Solid investments in local communities are critical to the growth of business and commerce.”