‘Project Launchpad’ vetoed

Project Launchpad titleThe Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce works diligently to create and advocate for public policy that solves the challenges of our great state.

While disappointed in the veto of “Project Launchpad” (House Bill 4343), we will continue to strive to work on non-partisan public policy that creates jobs, strengthens our tax base through economic diversity and new investment and improves our workforce.

The “Project Launchpad” legislation was an opportunity to advance West Virginia’s economy. It focused on attracting and expanding technologically advanced jobs and industries, with an emphasis on new technologies in bioinformatics, nanotechnology and other “high tech” industries.

The Charleston Chamber looks forward to working with all of our legislators in the next session to continue to address our challenges and maximize our opportunities.