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Economic Development

A prerequisite for a strong economy is a strong middle class. The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy’s work on economic development focuses on analyzing key economic indicators, such as workforce trends, poverty and income, industry sectors such as energy, and the important infrastructure that provides a foundation for a productive and sustainable economy. 

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West Virginia: Coal At The Crossroads

October 28, 2016
Investor’s Business Daily – An Oct. 17 court ruling was just the latest boost given coal producers in their long, slow battle against regulators and economic change. Read A U.S. District Court judge ruled the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency had failed to assess the effect on coal mining jobs caused by the agency’s tightened power plant emissions restrictions issued in 2011 under the Clean Air Act.

Recent Publications

  • Grading Places: Towards Tri-State Shale Policies for the Public Good
  • Lessons for Gas Patch Communities: A Local Government Guide for Dealing with Drilling
  • State of Working West Virginia 2015
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  • To Create Jobs, Invest At Home
  • 5 Things You Need to Know about “Right to Work” in WV
  • Income Tax Cuts for Wealthy Unlikely To Boost West Virginia Economy (Part III)
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    Recent Press

  • Prosperity For West Virginians Can Grow From the Middle Out
  • Coal Eager for Trump Regulatory Rollbacks, but Industry Rebound Unlikely
  • Majority of WV Public College Grads Leave State for Work
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