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Congressman McKinley includes German Ambassador and colleagues in economic discussion

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Bringing new business to our state involves bringing leaders from all over to the world to our area. 

Congressman David McKinley held one of his economic development round table discussions at Stockmeier Urethanes, a polyurethane producer in Clarksburg. The discussion included a German Minister and Deputy Chief of Mission, Boris Ruge.

Together, the German ambassador and Congressman McKinley worked to discuss how to bring more German companies to our state. 

The ambassador said right now companies are hesitant because of tariffs on aluminum and steel.

“We have in the northern panhandle a steel industry that came back to life and its putting 500 million dollars and 300 jobs as a result of it but there is a balance.There’s someplace we can deal with that,” said McKinley.

Another topic of discussion was how to grow technical schools and curriculum to support industries coming to our state. 

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