Job creation could be on the up in the Mountain State.
The Obama administration announced Wednesday that two West Virginia-based economic development groups will receive over $1 million in federal grants to help job creation.
The Shepherdstown-based West Virginia Value Chain Cluster Initiative will receive $815,000, while the Huntington-based Southern West Virginia Rural Jobs Accelerator Partnership will receive $718,000.
They are among 13 projects in the entire nation who won funding through the Rural Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge.
The competition is being funded by the U.S. departments of Agriculture and Commerce, the Appalachian Regional Commission, and the Delta Regional Authority.
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