The Office of the Governor of the State of West Virginia

10/23/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/23/2020 15:49

Gov. Justice pledges his full commitment to develop Hobet into economic driver for southern West Virginia

'Will we have to take a little bit of a leap of faith? Of course we will,' Gov. Justice continued. 'But there are so many people that are looking at West Virginia, right now, from all across our nation, if not all across the world, and we're encouraging them to bring their businesses here.

'Just days ago, we announced Hyperloop coming to West Virginia - think of the work that has gone into getting us from bankrupt to Hyperloop - and we also have Clorox, various broadband companies, West Virginia Methanol, and so many others it's hard to keep up, and they're all coming to be a part of the momentum we're building in West Virginia.'

The Governor was joined by West Virginia Senator Paul Hardesty for the announcement.

'[Governor Justice is] someone who I know cares about southern West Virginia. When I've called upon him in times of crisis...he answered the call. He never forgets where he came from. His roots run deep in the mining community, in the mining industry, and he knows what the potential is for this project,' Sen. Hardesty said.