Higginbotham, other lawmakers promoting West Virginia investment during Taiwan trip

August 3, 2018

The Putnam Herald

CHARLESTON - Del. Joshua Higginbotham, R-Putnam, is in Taiwan with a group of lawmakers who hope to encourage international investment and job creation in West Virginia.

The trade promotion trip will continue through Aug. 4. It was organized through the Taiwan Economic Cultural Representative Office.

Higginbotham and others are meeting with representatives from Taiwanese manufacturing and energy companies to promote economic investment opportunities in West Virginia.

“I look forward to meeting with international business leaders to discuss bringing jobs to Mason, Putnam and Jackson counties,” Higginbotham said in a news release. “Taiwanese companies have already had success creating jobs in my district, and I’m hopeful to open additional opportunities for expansion as part of this trip.”

Taipei-based Far East New Century Corp. (FENC) purchased the former M&G Polymers plant in Apple Grove earlier this year. Higginbotham said he will meet with FENC executives, as well as officials from other similar companies during the trip.

“The pro-growth reforms we’ve passed in recent years have made West Virginia ripe for investment, and I look forward to telling our story in Taiwan,” Higginbotham said in the release..

Higginbotham represents the 13th District, which covers portions of Putnam, Mason and Jackson counties.

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