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When we sat down with Sheila Combs last fall to talk about "What's Next" for West Virginia, we knew immediately that we had found a powerful voice for community improvement and change. Sheila is...Read more
By now you may have heard about a little something called the "Power+ Plan." If not, it's time to get educated! Because it's geared directly toward communities that have been impacted by a downturn in the coal industry, communities that need resources to help shape the next chapter of their...Read more
An article by Whitney Burdette in the Charleston Daily Mail explores how proposed legislation could benefit veterans and West Virginia's economy.
“When their businesses succeeds, the state of West Virginia succeeds as well,” Natalie Tennant said. The proposed Boots to Business Bill would help veterans start their own...Read more
What's Next, WV? Appalachian Transition Fellow Catherine Moore recently spent four days in Wheeling, WV compiling a multimedia project about the young, friendly city. Writer Steve Novotney featured photos and an interview with Moore on weelunk.com. Weelunk provides Wheeling residents with "honest accounting of what’s...Read more
We are curious about the way communities and economies have changed over time. In WV, we have taken a closer look at top private industry employers in order to shape discussions around the questions "Where are we now?", "Where do we want to go?", and "How will we get there?"....Read more
The Clay County Business Development Authority, a grassroots group committed to community and economic development, has taken the lead in convening three well-attended What’s Next meetings in the town of Clay. Outreach for the meetings was spectacular, attracting 72 people to the first meeting. Residents decided to form groups to...Read more