have and may exercise all powers necessary or appropriate to carry out the purposes of this article, including the power:
(a) To conduct an examination of existing federal and state laws which currently affect the production and consumption of West Virginia steel;
(b) To study problems which the West Virginia steel and steel-related industries currently face including unfair competition from foreign industries, the economic factors affecting the West Virginia steel industry, and other matters relevant to the future of the steel and steel-related industries in this state;
(c) To facilitate and provide technical assistance in the creation of public-private partnerships that use incentive packaging as a means to encourage economic growth and the creation of value-added, better paying jobs;
(d) To develop a steel futures program;
(e) To identify training and educational opportunities that enhance the job skills of the workforce of the steel and steel-related industries;
(f) To identify and encourage partnering opportunities between the college and university systems of West Virginia and the steel and steel-related industries that provide education and training support to the growth and stability of those industries in this state;
(g) To recommend that the West Virginia development office enter into contractual agreements that promote the interests of the West Virginia steel and steel-related industries.
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2014 1st Special Session
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