Bluefield hosts town hall to show accomplishments from 2017

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BLUEFIELD, W. Va. (WVNS) — The city of Bluefield, West Virginia, held a town hall to discuss their annual report, and all that was achieved in 2017, Tuesday, January 30th, 2018. 
Business owners, city officials, and community members, all under one roof with one common goal.vTo make the city of Bluefield, West Virginia an ideal destination.
The purpose of the annual report is to show the public what has been, what is, and what will be going on in Bluefield.
City Manager Dane Rideout said some of the key points the city wants to make certain for 2018, are plans for economic growth.
“Everybody talks about in West Virginia your two biggest problems are shoveling flat space and a viable work force. We have that in this area and I think that’s powerful,” said Rideout.
Bluefield Economic Development Director, Jim Spencer, said the city has taken the lead in many projects that are not only limited to the city, but to the region.
Continuing with projects designed to attract more business, with the areas best interest, is something Bluefield will keep working on this coming year.
“The city has taken the lead in a lot of things. We’re going to be aggressive. Our citizens deserve that, they deserve our best effort,” said Spencer.
City officials also said they want to make Bluefield an area for people to come live, work, play, and learn.

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