W.Va. gov. to sign bill with Greenbrier tax breaks

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin will sign a tourism development bill with tax credits for a medical facility and New Orleans Saints training camp at The Greenbrier resort.

Tomblin has scheduled the bill signing Thursday afternoon at the Capitol. Tomblin said special guests will also attend the 1:30 p.m. event.

Greenbrier owner Jim Justice estimated the Saints would train at the historic resort in White Sulphur Springs from July 18 to Aug. 16. Admission will be free.

Justice said building new football training grounds on site will cost $20 million to $25 million.

The Greenbrier medical center tax breaks could total up to $25 million over 10 years. The $86 million facility will likely open next year. Justice said he expects to draw top doctors for professional athletes.

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