Charleston Gazette-Mail: Let’s Talk Downtown Revitalization for West Virginia


By Tighe Bullock

In a commentary last April, I discussed the economic and social benefits of redeveloping historic buildings in West Virginia. Now I want to discuss the public/private partnerships that can make this happen.

I’ll start off with a huge surprise: Preserving and redeveloping West Virginia’s historic buildings comes down to an issue of money. From a developer’s perspective, money traditionally derives from three sources: private equity, banks and public entities.

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