HUNTINGTON — The economic impact of the Hatfield-McCoy Trails is one that is felt
throughout southern West Virginia, and Jeffrey Lusk, executive director of the Hatfield-McCoy
Regional Recreation Authority said their could be more with the expansion of the
trail Tuesday. Lusk was the guest speaker during the Rahall Appalachian Transportation
Institute’s Transportation Seminar at Marshall University Tuesday, where he addressed
the economic development impacts that are available from regional trail development.
As executive director of the authority Lusk helps oversee the management of the
more than 500 miles of trails throughout nine counties in West Virginia. The Rahall
Appalachian Transportation Institute is focused on enhancing economic development
through safer, more efficient transportation infrastructure throughout West Virginia
and the Appalachian Region.