Economy: State Transition
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.