Business Leaders: West Virginia Must Embrace Economic Change

Charleston Gazette - Community organizers, business boosters, labor officials and religious leaders joined Wednesday to try to jumpstart what they said are long-overdue discussions -- and actions -- to diversify the economy of West Virginia's coalfields. Read

A variety of speakers and audience members from nonprofit organizers, government agencies, academia and the private sector said the effort simply can't wait any longer, given the steep ongoing decline in Southern West Virginia's coal industry.

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