Tom Witt, director of West Virginia Universitys Bureau of Business and Economic Research, is available to comment on President George W. Bushs visit to the Mountain State today.

The President, in speeches at Charlestons Yeager Airport and Walker Machinery Company in Belle, W.Va., focused on his economic stimulus plan and energy issues, and how West Virginia will play a key role in both.

Dr. Witt, associate dean of WVU s College of Business and Economics, specializes in regional economics, econometric modeling and forecasting, energy and public utility and the West Virginia economy. He is the author of numerous research monographs, papers and journal articles. He can be reached at 304-293-7835, after about 1:30 p.m.