The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce unveiled “Pillars for West Virginia Growth” at its 2013 Annual Meeting, held at The Greenbrier last month. “Pillars for West Virginia Growth” outlines four main categories that require attention to improve West Virginia: education and workforce readiness, business climate, quality of life and good government, and infrastructure and economic development.
West Virginia Chamber President Steve Roberts stated, “These four pillars are fundamental to improving prosperity in West Virginia and provide an outline of what the Legislature should devote its attention to each session.”
The West Virginia Legislature has made changes in recent years which have made small steps towards improving West Virginia’s economy and well-being, but much more remains to be done.
Roberts concluded by saying, “Five years ago there were 25,000 more people working in West Virginia than there are today. This should be a wake-up call to every individual in elected office that continuing to do more of the same is not working. The West Virginia Chamber looks forward to working with those in office to implement the changes necessary to grow West Virginia.”
Those looking for a copy of “Pillars for West Virginia Growth” may visit the Chamber’s website at www.wvchamber.com and access “Pillars for West Virginia Growth” under Shaping Policy.