Commentary

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11/26/2019

Reporters dug into the details of Gov. Jim Justice’s announcement on Monday that the “number of West Virginians who have jobs is now the highest it’s been in more than a decade.” Justice claimed that 19,000 more people were working in the state than a year ago. Joining Justice in the feel-good event was Steve Roberts, president of the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce, on whose board I serve.

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11/14/2019

West Virginia is seeing some notable growth in employment and workforce participation. The state Chamber of Commerce, citing state figures from Workforce West Virginia, said the state has added 19,000 jobs from October 2018 to October 2019. Specifically, 763,000 West Virginians were working last month compared with 744,000 the same month of the previous year.

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10/7/2019

West Virginia is on an economic upswing that has bought much-needed good news for our state and its citizens. From August 2018 through August 2019, West Virginia added over 16,000 jobs to its total employment. Unemployment continued to drop, and the size of the state’s workforce continues to expand. To put things in perspective, West Virginia is at its highest levels of employment since 2008.

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9/23/2019

In a global economy, trade is king and often the centerpiece of international disagreements between nations. Because strength is often tied to a nation’s ability to export goods, trade agreements can either bond countries together or act as the catalyst for war.

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6/30/2019

West Virginia received some great news this week when the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis released data that showed West Virginia led the nation in personal income growth for the first quarter of this year.

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6/7/2019

West Virginia celebrates its 156th birthday next week, and there is much to celebrate. Since April 2016, West Virginia has added more than 21,000 jobs, had the eighth highest GDP growth in 2017 and had the 19th highest in 2018.

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5/20/2019

Last week, the West Virginia Chamber of Commerce released its report on the state of public education. Those findings should also be part of the fact-based dialog.

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5/10/2019

The work of the West Virginia Legislature to diversify and improve the economy for working West Virginia families is showing positive results. Seventeen thousand new jobs have been created in our state since May of 2016. Deliberate and thoughtful legislation has helped make progress possible.

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5/1/2019

As leaders of the West Virginia business community, every business in the state should be deeply concerned about an extraordinary legal action being driven by the Jefferson County Board of Education (BOE) to condemn the private property of ROCKWOOL Group, a global manufacturer of building insulation which is constructing a new facility in the county.

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2/5/2019

Providing a world-class education for our children is a moral responsibility. A world-class education system is the single-most important factor for a bright future of economic development and high-paying jobs.

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