U.S. Senator Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and U.S. Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va. announced Thursday that the Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $15,000 to the city of Bluefield for the Bluefield Cool and Connected Broadband Program.
Manchin and Capito said the funding will support the development of a mobile app that will be used to promote the city of Bluefield. The app will support the Millennial Ambassador Program for high school and college students, link to the website promoting city activities, assist with tourist attractions and assist businesses with an inventory of available space to market.
“I’m excited to see initiatives like Bluefield Cool and Connected Broadband sprouting up across West Virginia,” Manchin said. “West Virginia has so much to offer and creative ideas like this will help us show the world just that. I applaud the city of Bluefield for having the foresight to develop a mobile app and ARC for supporting this local project…”