The US Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross says the Economic Development Administration is awarding $6.7 million in grants to the State of West Virginia. The City of Bluefield is getting a piece of that grant.
The City applied for a grant with the EDA to help further develop acres of land at Exit One.
The land is located directly beside the Bluefield Area Transit.
The EDA announced they are providing $1 million to the City of Bluefield, to drive economic development and diversification efforts in the region.
Community and Economic Development Director for the City of Bluefield Jim Spencer says the development project is now shovel ready.
“Shovel ready means the site has already been designed,” said Spencer. “It’s basically laid out and ready for construction.”
Spencer says the development project will jump start more growth for the City and hopes construction on the site will begin next Fall.