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10th Street underpass mural gets a touch-up

Herald-Dispatch
6/14/2014
HUNTINGTON — Nearly 20 employees from the Rahall Transportation Institute and the Marshall University Center for Business and Economic Research left the office Friday morning to grab paint brushes and trash bags to do some summer sprucing. Their goal was to touch up the Paul Ambrose Trail for Health mural located at the 10th Street underpass and clean trash and debris from the area. Employees from RTI and Bulldog Creative Services were the primary painters of the mural in 2011, and Emily Hagan, marketing programs project specialist for RTI, said getting volunteers to come out and maintain it has never been a problem. “So far we have come out once a year to maintain the area,” Hagan said. “We don’t want to just come out one time, do a project and leave it alone. We want it to stay looking nice for the city. Read more

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Report outlines strategies to maximize economic impact of Marcellus Shale

Herald Dispatch
6/1/2013
West Virginia’s potential to grow investment, jobs and wealth as a result of the Marcellus Shale is the focus of a new report from Marshall University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. Vision Shared, a nonprofit organization that specializes in economic and community development, commissioned the study because it wants people from outside the natural gas industry to educate themselves about the issue. “Those in the industry will read this report and say, ‘We already know all of this,’ ” said Steve White, a Vision Shared board member and executive director of the Affiliated Construction Trades, which represents about 20,000 union workers in West Virginia. Read more