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W.Va. to receive more than $26 million for economic development

Aug. 08, 2014 @ 12:10 PM

WASHINGTON D.C. -- The City of Huntington is set to receive more than $2 million as part of more than $26 million being awarded by the Department of Housing and Urban Development to develop sustainable communities and expand economic opportunities for West Virginia families.

U.S. Senators Joe Manchin and Jay Rockefeller, along with U.S. Representative Nick Rahall, made the announcement Friday in a release.

The funding comes from various grants and HUD programs. It will also provide critical housing assistance to those in need, according to the release.

Read Saturday's The Herald-Dispatch for more information.