Gov. Tomblin Highlights Potential of POWER Grants for Job Growth in West Virginia

Full Article from the Governor’s Office

8/24/2016

Nine West Virginia projects set to receive nearly $10 million through Appalachian Regional Commission 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (August 24, 2016) – Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today joined representatives of the Appalachian Regional Commission and the U.S. Economic Development Administration to announce the first round of federal POWER grants, which total nearly $10 million for West Virginia and will support nine economic development projects across the state.
Among awardees is the Consortium for Entrepreneurship Education, based in Charleston, with nearly $2.2 million for the America’s Entrepreneurial Schools (AES) Initiative, aimed to support schools and colleges fostering entrepreneurial skills and mindsets for “Every Student, Every Year.”
Also awarded was $10,000 in technical assistance to the EdVenture Groups, one of the Consortium’s partner in the AES Initiative.
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