MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The state director for West Virginia with the U.S. Department of Rural Development office had some good economic news Monday when he announced $66,905 in grant funding that will benefit the Eastern Panhandle.
Two nonprofit organizations will use the rural business development money to create at least six jobs and also save a position, Kris Warner said.
“This is a good day, and I’m happy because the businesses and community will both benefit from these grants,” he said in a telephone interview.
“We are always pleased to help West Virginia communities grow through business development. We are doubly excited when that business development leads to creating and saving jobs.”
Warner announced the funding during a presentation at Matthews Foundry, a 19th-century stone building in Martinsburg’s historic industrial core.
Civil-Military Innovation Institute received $47,500 to provide technical assistance and business consulting services to small businesses. It is a