Mountain State Views

Mitch Carmichael talks about West Virginia's broadband moment, economic development

June 10, 2022 Steven Allen Adams
Mountain State Views
Mitch Carmichael talks about West Virginia's broadband moment, economic development
Show Notes

On episode 006 of Mountain State Views, host Steven Allen Adams talks with Mitch Carmichael, cabinet secretary of the West Virginia Department of Economic Development. The two talk about about the state's approval to spend $136 million in American Rescue Plan Act dollars for several broadband expansion projects; how those programs will work; and how to avoid the waste, fraud, and abuse that occurred nearly 13 years ago during a similar broadband expansion program. Mitch also talks about his newly created department, economic development projects across the state, and what it is like to make the leap from lawmaker to executive branch official.