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CHARLESTON — State officials welcomed a clean-energy manufacturing plant to South Charleston on Wednesday, one of a host of economic development announcements made during the first day of the 2022 legislative session in West Virginia.

GreenPower Motor Co., an industry leader in zero-emission heavy duty vehicles, will manufacture zero-emission, all-electric school buses in Kanawha County after reaching a deal with the state. The company expects to employ 900 people at full operation, and West Virginia will purchase a minimum of $15 million of GreenPower vehicles produced at the facility.

Joe Severino is an enterprise reporter for HD Media. He can be reached at 304-348-4814 or Follow @jj_severino on Twitter.

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