For the past few months, the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, Vision Shared and other likeminded organizations, have been working on a job creation and innovation public policy called “Project Launchpad” (SB 520).
This legislation would revive, renew and rebuild West Virginia’s business climate and create abundant job opportunities. It addresses new technology benefits for existing businesses and the student loan debt crisis, which are critical issues affecting our state.
Today is a very important day for “Project Launchpad,” as it must come before the Senate Finance Committee.
The committee MUST pass this bill today in order for it to stay alive in the legislative process. The Senate Economic Development committee has already passed the bill unanimously.
By acting now, we can secure a brighter economic future for our state – for all West Virginians.
Please take a few minutes to do the following today:
- Call or e-mail members of the Senate Finance Committee and tell them “I support Project Launchpad (SB 520). Please place this bill on the Senate Finance Committee today.”
- Share this message with friends by forwarding this e-mail or putting its content on your social media outlets.
- Direct anyone who wants more information about this legislation to a two page description HERE.
A list of committee members and their contact information is below. We encourage those that support an innovative approach to job creation, talent retention and attraction, to contact committee members and let them know you support “Project Launchpad.”
Roman Prezioso (Committee Chair)
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7961
Douglas E. Facemire (Vice-Chair)
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7845
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7808
Larry J. Edgell
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7827
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7831
William R. Laird IV
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7849
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7990
Robert H. Plymale
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7937
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7939
John R. Unger II
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7933
Business Phone: (304) 357-7841
Capitol Phone: (304-357-7984
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7973
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7867
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7905
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7901
Capitol Phone: (304) 357-7914
With “Project Launchpad,” the current workforce, our children, and our grandchildren will have the opportunity for good jobs, with good wages, in the promising industries of the future – right here in West Virginia.