According to a new report from the Economic Innovation Group, more than one third of West Virginians live in distressed communities. After onerous regulations targeted West Virginia for nearly a decade, it’s no surprise that many are out of work and our local communities are struggling. Between 2011 and 2015, these communities lost jobs and businesses shuttered while growth expanded elsewhere across the nation. This disconnect has left many West Virginians behind.

By: Senator Shelley Moore Capito, The Inter-Mountain

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Distressed Communities Index (DCI) 

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