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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin today announced for the third consecutive year West Virginia exports reached a record level, in 2012. Statistics from the U.S. Department of Commerce show the state’s exports grew from $9 billion in 2011 to $11.3 billion in 2012. West Virginia companies exported to 136 countries in 2012.
“Last year, West Virginia’s exports grew by 25 percent, surpassing the national growth rate of 4.6 percent,” said Gov. Tomblin. “Exports are a valuable contributor to our state’s economic growth and stability. While coal continues to be our traditional strength, our top exports also included manufactured products such as plastics, chemicals, machinery and components for medical, automotive and aerospace applications.”Read More
Although coal mining tends to remain a man’s world, there are no gender barriers in the coalfields among people who stand in support of the industry that continues to impact nearly every aspect of life in the region.Read More
CHARLESTON – The Association’s new bi-monthly newsletter, “The Portal,” is now available. It is being delivered primarily electronically but hard copies are being distributed to key organizations, businesses and other locations.
To sign up for e-delivery of “The Portal” please contact us at 304.342.4153 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 304.342.4153 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting. We will soon have an electronic subscription widget available on our websites at www.wvcoal.com and www.friendsofcoal.org.
“Today’s inauguration is a joyous time for our state. It is a celebration of a lifetime of hard work by Gov. Tomblin -- first in the Legislature and now as our state’s chief executive -- in which he has led our state to a sound financial position, balancing our budget even during the worst economic downturn of our lives.
“We salute Gov. Tomblin for his leadership, his foresight and his commitment to the state and its people. And we welcome the opportunity to work with him and with the leadership of the Legislature to assure the future of West Virginia.
“Today is a time for celebration. Tomorrow, the hard work begins. The upcoming Legislative session will be pivotal for the future of our state. We are confident that we have the opportunity to make that future a bright one for our people”
The Auxiliary has also had some other bad luck, their hard drive was completely erased. They are therefore contacting everyone they know to get e-mail addresses. If you were receiving e-mails from the Auxiliary or you would like to receive e-mails please contact Susan Webb at ladiesauxiliary@
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