WV Business Leaders: State Should Dream Big, Plan Backward

The State Journal - Thirty years isn't a very long time for a state that just turned 150, but it could be long enough to diversify West Virginia's economy. Read

The Union of Concerned Scientists, West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the West Virginia Community Development Hub hosted people from the political, environmental, business and labor communities for a day of panels and discussions dubbed "A Bright Economic Future for the Mountain State," Sept. 4 in Charleston.

Topics ranged from a proposed Future Fund, shale gas drilling, workforce training and chief among them, economic diversification for the state steeped in coal.

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