Capito speaks to business leaders in West Virginia and participates in discussions on rural health

WHITE SULFUR SPRINGS, W.Va. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (RW.Va.) today attended the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting and Business Summit, where she participated in several events with business and community leaders.

First, Senator Capito spoke throughout the Economic Summit, providing updates on the latest US Senate findings and her continued work to promote economic development in West Virginia.

“West Virginia’s future depends on our ability to nurture a pro-business and pro-growth environment in our communities,” said Senator Capito. “The Chamber’s theme of ‘Leaders Take Action’ is truly appropriate as its members have taken action in a variety of ways to promote economic development in West Virginia and improve the business climate here. Although West Virginia has seen some great economic successes, we must ensure that we are focused on continuing this positive economic momentum. I look forward to continuing our efforts to do just that to make West Virginia the best place to live, work and raise a family.”

“This is the biggest year yet for the Annual Meeting & Business Summit. It’s a testament to our state’s leadership and the strides we’ve made to make West Virginia the best place to live, work and have family. I am very grateful to our remarkable speakers this year who share their time and dedication with our members. I have never been so encouraged for the future of our state.” Steve Roberts, President of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, said.

Senator Capito also attended a working lunch hosted by Marshall University President Brad Smith that focused on rural health development and the link between community health and economic prosperity.

“From our larger hospitals to our smaller health clinics, our medical facilities and professionals play a key role in providing essential medical services to the people of our state. This is especially true at our rural facilities, which are often the only available resource for residents of our small communities.” said Senator Capito. “For our rural communities to thrive, access to reliable health resources must be available. I am pleased that President Smith is once again taking the initiative to encourage conversations like this so that we can work to develop innovative solutions that will help us move in the right direction.”

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