Pressing on the minds of many, is the state of our economy. WV has made great strides in improving the economic outlook for residents of the Mountain State recently with the, massive repayment of state debt, a reduction in the food tax and the reduction in taxes on businesses.
Sam Cann has also been instrumental in this effort by sponsoring legislation to diversify the economy including: research into the use of WV coal for alternative fuels, investment in infrastructure and the building of private and public partnerships to improve recreation facilities. But perhaps, some of Sam's most significant accomplishments have been his work with Graftech International in Anmoore that resulted in expansion of the facility, adding 60 new manufacturing jobs and his strategic involvement with other community leaders in obtaining a viable use for the soon-to-be vacant United Hospital Center. His work in partnership with state and local officials has had a positive impact in securing Highland Hospital as a future tenant.