Yesterday, Congresswoman Carol Miller (R-WV) visited the Raleigh County Memorial Airport in Raleigh County where she hosted a roundtable with airport officials, local leaders and NRGRDA staff about the airport’s infrastructure needs, and how we are working to bring increased aerospace investment into the AEROready™ certified New River Gorge region.
Congresswoman Miller also visited Allegheny Wood Products in Mercer County where she discussed her efforts to advance West Virginia’s international trade opportunities. She was instrumental in getting hardwoods included in the U.S.-China Phase I Trade Deal.
“I was happy to travel around Southern West Virginia and see first-hand how we are advancing our exports and getting one step closer to becoming an international trade hub,” said Congresswoman Miller. “An efficient transportation system, paired with common sense trade policies, plays a central role in moving goods and services around the globe, especially our hardwoods, which are the anchor of our economy. Working together, I am optimistic that we will rebuild our state’s economy after COVID-19, create new well-paying jobs, and bring more investment into the region.”
Our deputy director, Jina Belcher, made the following statement after the meeting. “We appreciate Congresswoman Miller and her staff and their continued support for projects in the New River Gorge region. The energy surrounding the Raleigh County Memorial Airport Industrial Park project provided an engaging conversation focused on new industry recruitment and foreign trade opportunities that will jump start the emerging aerospace industry within the region.”