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Great article and initiative reported recently by The State Journal…

EDA grant to create master plan for former Weirton mill property redevelopment

WEIRTON — The Business Development Corporation of the Northern Panhandle will use a $300,000 federal grant to map out a strategy for reusing an 1,100 acre parcel in Weirton that at one time was part of the city’s steel business, Executive Director Pat Ford said Thursday.

The grant came from the U.S. Economic Development Administration, which awarded $30 million to 35 projects in 15 states Wednesday under the 2017 Assistance to Coal Communities (ACC 2017) initiative. The funding is intended to aid locally-driven economic recovery efforts in communities severely impacted by the declining use of coal, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross said.  Read the complete story here.