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Economy: State Transition

October 26, 2013

Charleston Gazette – West Virginia’s heavy dependence on blue-collar industries — once a source of prosperity — is a millstone around the state’s neck as the new Information Age shifts to high-paying, knowledge-based employment in much of America. Too often, West Virginians are stuck with low-paying service jobs. Read

That’s the basic message of “From Weirton Steel to Wal-Mart,” an economic summary by the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, assisted by the state unit of the American Friends Service Committee.