BLUEFIELD — A Bluefield city official has been honored by a state organization for his accomplishments.
Jim Spencer, the city’s economic and community development director as well as director of the Bluefield Economic Development Authority (BEDA), is the recipient of the 2022 WV Brownfield Award in Economic Development.
The award recognizes a project or community partner that has demonstrated excellence in economic development on one or more brownfield sites.
Spencer was recognized for that as well as many accomplishments, including the Bluefield Commercialization Station, an incubator for manufacturing initiatives for which he obtained a $2 million EDA POWER grant to create.
He also won accolades for a $2 million grant to develop I-77 Exit 1, which has led…