A REIMAGINED FUTURE FOR APPALACHIA
THROUGH A SUSTAINABLE INDUSTRY
West Virginia’s history is interlinked to the mining industry, and our Appalachian roots were built by men and women who worked long, hard years to help shape this country.
Today, we honor and embrace their legacy while also recognizing that the shift away from industries, like coal, presents an opportunity for a repurposed use of the region’s resources and a reimagined future for the workforce.
A Stronger & More Diverse Economy
From an economic perspective, the exit of many industries has had a lengthy and damaging effect on the state of West Virginia. The decline of coal and other industries in the Appalachian region have led to widespread loss of over 100,000 jobs over the past thirty years.
Our project presents a unique opportunity to help rebuild some of what was lost by creating a new, sustainable industry in Appalachia.
Why West Virginia?
The key to our salmon aquaculture project plan is our location.
Our goal was to select a site close to North American consumers, with access to an underutilized and talented workforce, enabling our project to develop and endure as the beginning of a sustainable product and industry.
We found that in southern West Virginia: a state which possesses a captive labor pool of highly-skilled professionals and substantial workforce development resources to meet our manpower demand and help our industry grow.
We’re not just delivering a sustainable product; we’re building a sustainable, future-proof industry to provide jobs for generations to come.
By bringing a lasting industry to the area, we foresee an exciting economic future in establishing a new industry that benefits the region’s communities by delivering multi-generational, well-paying jobs while diversifying and strengthening the region’s economy.
The workforce benefits of this project will be noteworthy and have a cascading impact on the West Virginia economy.
During the initial development, construction, and operational phase, we will create an estimated 200 full-time jobs, with the potential to add more as we grow. Most importantly, it will be the beginning of a new industry in our region that is sustainable and future-proof.