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West Virginia Lags Behind in Technology Focused Economic Index

June 19, 2014

Charleston Gazette – After West Virginia ranked in the last three spots for the past seven State New Economy Index reports, Ted Boettner, executive director at the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, said he would like to see some changes. Read

“While we should always be cautious about economic indexes that over simplify outcomes, it is clear that West Virginia needs to make much needed investments in research and development and to focus more of our economic development efforts to support innovation and entrepreneurism instead of inefficient tax cuts,” Boettner said. “We are failing across the board.”