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