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Tomblin touts successes of state, region

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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin cited several success stories both locally and statewide during a meeting Friday with The Herald-Dispatch Editorial Board.
He talked about the partnership between the city of Huntington, National Guard and Division of Highways to tear down more than 50 abandoned homes; how community and technical colleges statewide have been matched up with employers to offer industry-specific training; and the $5 billion invested in the state in the past two years that has resulted in the creation of 6,500 jobs. He also said exports are up 50 percent, with 125 countries receiving items produced in the Mountain State.
Tomblin said the state has shown fiscal responsibility with revenues staying steady even though food and business franchise taxes are being phased out.
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