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West Virginia Department of Economic Development

Build Back Better Regional Challenge finalist

Coalition Lead Applicant: West Virginia Department of Economic Development

Project Title: Revitalizing Economic Security for Communities Utilizing Innovative Next Generation Industries (RESCUING Industries)

Region (applicant-defined): West Virginia

Cluster Sector(s): Aerospace and Defense

Coalition Overarching Narrative (applicant submitted) (PDF)

Project Description:
The coalition, led by the West Virginia Department of Economic Development, proposes to create a defense and national security industry cluster in West Virginia's southern and central energy communities, capitalizing on the skills of many of the region's veterans to support the sector. If provided an implementation grant, the coalition proposes to execute seven projects: high-value products from carbon, energy materials, recapture and recycle of energy material, creation of a national security/military activity center, data analytics tailored toward U.S. Government use, site readiness and certification, workforce development, innovation and entrepreneurial support.

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