Business Plan: WV is Halfway Through its 40-Year Plan to Revitalize State's Economy

The State Journal - West Virginia has come a long way since former President John F. Kennedy visited the hillsides in 1963. Read

"I would not be where I am, I would not have some of the responsibilities which I now bear, if it had not been for the people of West Virginia," Kennedy said during a rainy West Virginia Day speech June 20, 1963.

Kennedy campaigned all over the state to try to help the blight he was witness to in order to transform the state into a thriving business economy.

The business climate in the state is halfway through a 40-year plan, according to state leaders. The state has seen much success, but still has much progress to make.

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