Up subsequent got here Dr. Invoice Bisset, a minority witness who spoke of the wants of greater than 500 companies and 30,000 workers in West Virginia.
Bisset, who as president and CEO of the Huntington Regional Chamber of Commerce, appeared earlier than the committee bringing “excellent news from West Virginia.”
Prior to now two years, Bisset defined, “Now we have gone from catastrophic losses and declining state revenues to job development and a state that’s now steady and rising financially,” which he attributes to a “rebirth in coal and pure gasoline manufacturing.”
Bisset urged the committee to proceed to assist “all types of power manufacturing,” and stated that companies in West Virginia are nervous concerning the growth being “fragile” — any motion resulting from local weather change fears may injury “our economic system far higher than every other state.”
“I imagine that we are able to produce coal and pure gasoline whereas additionally creating new financial alternatives for our residents,” Bisset stated. “We merely would not have to sacrifice one business to create new alternatives.”