State chosen for Hyperloop center

After spending nearly a year wooing executives with Virgin Hyperloop, the company selected West Virginia out of 17 other states for its certification center.

Virgin Hyperloop will construct the Hyperloop Certification Center on 800 acres of land between Tucker and Grant counties. The property owned Western Pocahontas Properties will be donated to the West Virginia University Foundation in partnership with Virgin.

Sir Richard Branson, the billionaire founder of Virgin Group, made the announcement Thursday morning.

“Today is one of the most exciting days in Virgin Hyperloop’s history,” Branson said. “The Hyperloop Certification Center is the start of the hyperloop journey for West Virginia, for the United States, and for the world. We’re one step closer to making hyperloop travel a reality for people everywhere.”

Sens. Joe Manchin and Shelley Moore Capito and Reps. David McKinley, Alex Mooney and 3rd District Congresswoman Carol Miller of West Virginia also were involved.

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