A Paden City property improvement project got a financial shot in the arm from the federal government Monday.
U.S. Sens. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., and Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., both members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, announced $79,200 from the U.S. Economic Development Administration to support Paden City in studying the feasibility of making improvements to a section of the Paden City Industrial Park.
Capito said she sees plenty of potential in the city and the project.
“As Paden City continues to grow, this EDA investment will help the community better identify areas for new development, particularly in Opportunity Zones,” she said. “In turn, those developments will help boost the local economy.”
Manchin said the EDA’s work will be a positive contribution to this part of West Virginia, and he’ll continue advocating for funding to spur economic development in the state.
“I am pleased EDA is investing in Paden City to update a vacant industrial space that will attract new manufacturers or businesses to the community,” he said.