WV Newspapers Editorialize on What's Next
As word spreads across the state about What's Next, WV?, several of WV's major newspapers have taken up their editorial pens in support of this initiative and the ideas behind it--namely, that West Virginians themselves have a role to play in determining their own economic future. The Charleston Daily Mail perhaps said it best:
Too often in West Virginia, the attitude has been that economic development is someone else’s job. Too often, unemployed and underemployed people wait for a company to come in and build a factory and add a bunch of jobs to the economy, or give up and search for jobs out of state. Not enough consider that they can use their own skills and talents to create a job.
No one should confuse talking about economic diversification as an attack on existing industries. The state can and should work to divesify its economy, while supporting existing employers, too.
Here's a roundup of some of the editorial coverage. For more press articles, check out our Press page.
- Beckley Register-Herald, "What's Next, WV?"
- Charleston Daily Mail, "What's Next for WV?"
- Charleston Gazette, "Solid Planning Needed"
- Parkersburg News & Sentinel, "What's Next: A Vital Discussion About WV's Future"