WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., said Tuesday he spoke to FBI Director Christopher Wray about bureau services that will be moved to the FBI Center in Clarksburg, adding he encouraged Wray to bring additional jobs to West Virginia.

The FBI announced Monday it plans to relocate 2,300 employees out of the Washington, D.C. area to facilities in Alabama, Idaho and Clarksburg. It is believed the Clarksburg facility will receive employees from the criminal justice, data center and biometrics offices.

“This center provides jobs to West Virginians and promotes economic growth in our state and I’m confident that an expansion of our existing facility is in the best interest of the FBI and our country,” Manchin said in a press release.

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