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Well good for the Coalition for a Stronger West Virginia - but attempts at retraining, more education, luring business to West Virginia has been tried before.

  

Does W.Va even have a National Sports team or even any farm teams?  Maybe they need a stadium or two.  Takes money to make money - of which W.Va has neither - how they gonna get it - from the rest of us????

 

Don't disagree with anything you've posted here....though the merging with VA was kinda laughable IMO.  But it's good to think out of the box.

 

My point is that coal shouldn't be considered a solution....that's all.  How about taking those strip-mind hills and installing wind powered generators and/or solar power?  Maybe another place like Yucca to bury spent nuclear fuel rods (chuckle).

 

Didn't Byrd get a huge FBI center built in WV, or is my memory failing me?

 

Is Roller Derby considered a pro-league?

 

 

 

 

 


 


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Well good for the Coalition for a Stronger West Virginia - but attempts at retraining, more education, luring business to West Virginia has been tried before.

 

The states unemployment rate isn't too much higher than the average but many bean-counters say that is because so many people have just left the job market.

 

CNBC 07/12/2017 - In an economic death spiral: West Virginia is America's worst state for business i...

A little over a year old but these thing don't change overnight -

joblessness and despair are contributing to a serious drug problem — West Virginia has the highest overdose death rate in the nation, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — the problems in West Virginia's workforce go much deeper.

 

West Virginia workers are the least educated in the nation. Fewer than 12 percent of residents over the age of 25 have a bachelor's degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. And state programs to retrain dislocated workers have had limited success. Only about 72 percent of participants found work within three months, according to state figures from 2015, the most recent data available.

 

It is usually in the ranking of one of the worst places to start a busineess -

The startup activity in West Virginia doesn't bode well for people wanting to start a business. This state has the lowest density of startup businesses at 51.1 startup firms per 1,000 firm population. It also has the third-lowest percent of its population becoming entrepreneurs compared to the rest of the country.

 

Potential employees' education levels are above-average in West Virginia, as is the percent of employees available to work for new businesses. Unfortunately, businesses close at a higher rate than they get created in West Virginia, and the state's low per capita GDP further undercuts its chances of ranking higher in this study.

 

Business Insider - 10/22/2016 - Best and Worst States To Start A Business

 

Because of topography in many areas and sparse population, it is hard just to get infrastructure to these places.  So innovative ideas have to take place to overcome this problem.

 

WVNews 06/07/2018 - Microsoft wants to help West Virginia's broadband connectivity problem

 

Executives with Microsoft intend to invest in technology to create a partial solution to West Virginia’s broadband internet access problems.

 

That solution involves emerging technology to allow state residents to access the internet through unused channels on their televisions.

 

the program involves the development of internet networks utilizing television “white spaces,” which are unused television frequencies in the UHF and VHF broadcast bands.

 

Under the proposal, Microsoft would help to build broadcast towers on facilities that have fiber-optic internet access — like libraries or schools — to provide wireless internet to local communities.

Sassi said each tower would have a range of about six miles. The towers could be one solution to providing internet connections to rural parts of West Virginia.

 

But while the towers can provide wireless internet to customers, Sassi said there still has to be a way to get internet to the schools and other facilities that would provide the basis for the towers. She said Microsoft is currently in discussions with potential internet service providers to provide the service.

 

Adie Tomer, a fellow with the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program, said the state’s rugged topography and relatively isolated populations make it expensive for service providers to build infrastructure and provide service that is affordable for consumers.

 

State lawmakers have passed legislation during the last three years to try to provide incentives for companies to expand internet service, and set up the West Virginia Broadband Council to help oversee and expedite broadband expansion in the state, but those initiatives are just beginning to bear fruit.

 

In 2017, the state Legislature passed a law making it easier for service providers to hang internet fiber cables on telephone poles. Frontier Communications — which owns some of the poles — responded by suing the state.

 

“The problem we have had in the past is that nobody has run herd on providers who don’t want to do what needs to be done,” he said.

 

Tomer said similar things happened 100 years ago as public officials wrestled with utility providers to try to expand telephone and electricity to isolated rural communities. He said reconciling politics and connectivity needs could take some time.

 

Don't you remember the Honorable Senator Robert Byrd - The "Bring Home the Bacon" Senator.

NYT 09/06/1991 (Archive) - Senator Who Brings Home the Bacon

 

Two years after Senator Robert C. Byrd was named chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, he declared that he intended to become a "billion-dollar industry."

 

What he planned to do, he explained in June 1990, was use his new power to funnel a billion dollars' worth of Federal projects and agencies into his impoverished state.

 

He has almost succeeded, much to the delight of his constituents, much to the sorrow of other legislators and much to the despair of some Government employees who find themselves headed for work in the hills and hollows of West Virginia rather than the bureaucratic warrens of Washington. True to His Word

 

In less than three years as appropriations chairman, Mr. Byrd has steered more than $750 million worth of Federal projects and agencies and more than 3,000 Federal jobs out of Washington and toward his constituents. The Federal Bureau of Investigation's new $185 million fingerprint center will soon be built in Clarksburg, bringing in 2,600 new jobs. His latest target is the Central Intelligence Agency. He wants it to shift 3,000 of its jobs to West Virginia.

 

. . . ."He has become the most important economic factor in our state," said Bob Brunner, an aide to Gov. Gaston Caperton. "There's no way to overstate his achievements."

 

The expanded office of the Bureau of Debt is going up in Parkersburg, where it will create 700 new jobs. And the Fish and Wildlife Service's new $25 million training center is in Harper's Ferry.

 

read more at the links provided.

 

Now did government (Byrd) help or hamper economic (government) growth in West Virginia ?  Was the growth even real?  Seems I heard something about him bringing a "National Clock" to West Va.

 

Should we do the same thing now?  Close down DC and move it all to W. Va,, Kentucky.

 

Does W.Va even have a National Sports team or even any farm teams?  Maybe they need a stadium or two.  Takes money to make money - of which W.Va has neither - how they gonna get it - from the rest of us????

 

 

 

 

 


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West Virginia’s jobs climate ranks amongst worst in the nation

 

West Virginia can do so much better.  With the right leadership and focus on creating a strong business environment, West Virginia can move from near-last to top tier in a matter of years

 

Education and Job Training:

 

Business studies consistently critique West Virginia’s inadequate workforce. The remedy is to provide more affordable job training and community college options for workers, particularly the state’s displaced energy-sector workers.

 

Do you want to improve West Virginia's business climate?
We are determined to create a better business climate for all West Virginians. We're fighting for pro-jobs policy, a simplified tax code, a balance of the state's budget and promoting a skilled workforce. If you want to help our fight, sign up today.
 

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It's interesting to see where the childish attacks begin and making it about "personalities". No one can be surprised....

 

As far as West Virginia is concerned, they have the 5th highest drug rate and black lung deaths are at a 25 year high.... 


Highest drug rate and black lung deaths?  No one said the highest......just making up the nonsense as you go......

 

Their fault for not being born into an affluent suburban family...their bad.  Most aren't; such a silly comment.  Many have a clue that where they live and the only industry in town, won't support them in the future, so they move or learn a skill.

 

Coal mining is their only way of life .....because it's what they choose.  and the only major occupation available. Unless they think past their nose.... It's easy for someone that is affluent sit at their computer and tell them they need to find another occupation...if it is available.  I wouldn't know, so your chum just stinks!

 

It's interesting to see where the childish attacks begin and making it about "personalities". No one can be surprised...


It's always telling when one ignores everything in a post and cherry picks one line to bait another poster.

 

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It's interesting to see where the childish attacks begin and making it about "personalities". No one can be surprised...


Repeating yourself?  What does that have to do with the topic?  Are you attempting to bait and instigate dissension? 


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It's interesting to see where the childish attacks begin and making it about "personalities". No one can be surprised....

 

As far as West Virginia is concerned, they have the 5th highest drug rate and black lung deaths are at a 25 year high.... 


Highest drug rate and black lung deaths?  No one said the highest......just making up the nonsense as you go......

 

Their fault for not being born into an affluent suburban family...their bad.  Most aren't; such a silly comment.  Many have a clue that where they live and the only industry in town, won't support them in the future, so they move or learn a skill.

 

Coal mining is their only way of life .....because it's what they choose.  and the only major occupation available. Unless they think past their nose.... It's easy for someone that is affluent sit at their computer and tell them they need to find another occupation...if it is available.  I wouldn't know, so your chum just stinks!

 

It's interesting to see where the childish attacks begin and making it about "personalities". No one can be surprised...


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It's interesting to see where the childish attacks begin and making it about "personalities". No one can be surprised....

 

As far as West Virginia is concerned, they have the 5th highest drug rate and black lung deaths are at a 25 year high....

 

 

 

 


Highest drug rate and black lung deaths?  Their fault for not being born into an affluent suburban family...their bad.   Coal mining is their only way of life and the only major occupation available.  It's easy for someone that is affluent sit at their computer and tell them they need to find another occupation...if it is available.

 

As far as the childish attacks, can't argue with an expert can I?

 

Enjoy the day and have a good afternoon.


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West Virginia's issues are not Obama's fault; had they graduated from school they would know coal is being phased out world-wide. 


Of course not everyone was born into an affluent family that could send their children to university.  Those people in West Virginia have been dirt poor for several centuries and have had to struggle for a living; those who could managed to move to other places.  Even those had difficulties in life because of their background and moving into a different environment.

 

Some doesn't miss the chance to discriminate against those in less fortunate circumstances.


It's interesting to see where the childish attacks begin and making it about "personalities". No one can be surprised....

 

As far as West Virginia is concerned, they have the 5th highest drug rate and black lung deaths are at a 25 year high....

 

https://wallethub.com/edu/drug-use-by-state/35150/

 

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/19/630470150/black-lung-rate-hits-25-year-high-in-appalachian-coal-minin...


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 While some sit around and whine and criticise others

What are you doing?  And what about the majority of posts to others?

 

Have a good day pardner.  Can this return to the topic without personalities?


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Perhaps, West Virginia should contemplate reuniting with Virginia - since some of the wealthiest live in Virginia - mostly from government-linked jobs.

 

Why in the world would VA want to even consider that?  It would be great for West Va. for sure.  Would be the worst decision EVER for the state of VA.  Just saying.....

 


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