CHARLESTON, W.Va. — Calling President Donald Trump’s first State of the Union Address “extraordinary,” Vice President Mike Pence was prepping for a Wednesday trip to West Virginia to continue to tout what he sees as “a great, growing” U.S. economy.

Pence’s first planned stop was at Worldwide Equipment in White Sulphur Springs late Wednesday afternoon where CEO Terry Dotson was scheduled to make a “big announcement,” according to Pence.

“(It’s) One of many, many companies around America that are benefiting from tax cuts and tax reform that President Trump and this Congress managed to enact,” Pence said during an appearance on Wednesday’s MetroNews “Talkline.”

Scheduled to travel from Washington, D.C. with Vice President Pence on Wednesday were U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.).

Third District Congressman Evan Jenkins (R-W.Va.) was also set to be part of the West Virginia welcome for Pence a day after the State of the Union.

“It was very inspiring for me to have the opportunity for me to sit up front just behind the President and hear him say there are great things we’ve accomplished, but there’s more that needs to be done,” Pence told Hoppy Kercheval, host of “Talkline.”

The priority issue areas included infrastructure, immigration, regulatory reductions and military funding.

As for the first year of the Trump Administration, “When you look at that extraordinary litany of accomplishments the President laid out, I think the people of West Virginia appreciate a president who has come to Washington, D.C. to do what he said he was going to do,” Pence said.

After his stop of Worldwide Equipment, Pence was scheduled to speak at The Greenbrier Resort on Wednesday night during the Republican Congressional Retreat.

Last March, Pence spoke to business leaders at Foster Supply in Putnam County and at the Annual West Virginia Chamber of Commerce Summit in August, which was also held at The Greenbrier.

President Donald Trump was due at The Greenbrier, owned by Governor Jim Justice, on Thursday afternoon.

MetroNews will have more from the Republican Congressional Retreat throughout the week on the air on the MetroNews Radio Network and online at

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