CHARLESTON — More than 300 homes, businesses and other industrial properties stand to benefit after more than $1 million in funding was allocated to a waterline project in Prichard, Wayne County.
Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., members of the Senate Appropriations Committee, recently announced $1.5 million from the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) to replace and extend the Prichard waterline to the Heartland Intermodal Gateway facility (HIG) and the Prichard Industrial Park.
“West Virginia is home to many growing businesses, which need a strong infrastructure and qualified workforce. This project to expand the Prichard waterline will provide better infrastructure to the businesses in the HIG facility and Prichard Industrial Park. I look forward to seeing the results of this completed project and the economic benefits it will bring to the region,” Manchin said.
The HIG facility has been on the auction block for more than six months,