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Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will serve as the 2013 states' co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. Tomblin was chosen as co-chair by the governors of the 12 other states in the Appalachian region.

"The Appalachian Regional Commission's support for local projects has improved the quality of life for many West Virginians. I'm humbled and honored to help lead this effort," Tomblin said in a news release.

"As the states' co-chair, I will work to continue the economic development and infrastructure improvements ARC has facilitated in West Virginia and throughout Appalachia."

Gov. Tomblin will serve a one-year term and will work directly with ARC Federal Co-Chair Earl F. Gohl.

The West Virginia Development Office coordinates the ARC program in West Virginia. Keith Burdette, the executive director of the Development Office and the cabinet secretary of the Commerce Division, will serve as the governor's liaison to the ARC.