A Bright Economic Future for the Mountain State (Charleston)

Join the Honorable Allen Mollohan, the Honorable Jay Rockefeller (invited), Jeff Allen of the West Virginia Council of Churches, Anne Barth of TechConnect, Ted Boettner of the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy, David Satterfield of West Virginia University, James van Nostrand of the WVU Center for Energy and Sustainable Development, Charlotte Weber of the Robert C. Byrd Institute, John Weete of Auburn Research and Technology Foundation, Chris Yura of SustainU Clothing, and other speakers for a series of engaging and vital discussions of West Virginia's economic future.

In an effort to focus on moving West Virginia forward, the West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy and the Union of Concerned Scientists will convene a forum seeking to spark an honest, objective, and open discussion about the potential for future economic development in the state. Our goals are threefold:

  1. to provide a relaxed atmosphere for diverse perspectives and exchange of views;
  2. to identify needs and pathways for moving the state forward; and
  3. to celebrate the successes of local communities in creating new economic opportunities.

Attendees will include local community leaders, elected officials, industry executives, academics, policymakers, union leaders, and advocates.

The event will be held at the Walker Theater of the Clay Center for the Arts and Sciences, One Clay Square, Charleston, WV, 25301.


The West Virginia Center on Budget and Policy is a policy research organization that is nonpartisan, nonprofit, and statewide. The Center’s research and analysis is designed to support informed public dialog and policy in West Virginia. 

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet's most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

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