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10,000 Baby Boomers will hit retirement age today & every day for the next 12 years

10,000 Baby Boomers

Access to workforce is consistently the most important factor for companies in deciding where to locate. Therefore, our state’s economy depends on how we respond to these seismic demographic shifts. West Virginia must focus on attracting and retaining the next generation of leaders as older West Virginians, who have earned

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68% of millennials have owned or been part of a start-up business

What do 68% of Millennials have in common?

Young people have the potential to play a major role in West Virginia’s entrepreneurial growth as they have the drive and desire to get small businesses off the ground. But in order to harness this generation’s entrepreneurial potential, it’s critical that West Virginia’s policies support and encourage more young people

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44 people per day leave West Virginia

Every. Single. Day.

Until we reverse this number, West Virginia will continue to see its tax base decline. We cannot afford to ignore our outmigration of young people as they are a key economic driver. In a 21st-century knowledge-based economy, young talent retention, attraction, and advancement now play an even more decisive role

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That’s a Wrap: YP Week 2016!

That’s a wrap: the first annual Young Professionals Week in West Virginia is in the books! Our amazing Generation Chapters hosted 21 events in 7 days across the state ranging from social gatherings to adventurous outings to meaningful conversations about the issues that matter among young professionals in West Virginia.

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2017 Legislative Update

March 28th is the 48th day of the 2017 WV Legislative Session and I am happy to report that there has been substantial movement on several pieces of key legislation that we have identified as important to young West Virginians. Want to learn more about how we identify areas of interest to young voters?

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2016 Young Voter Report

What do young West Virginians care about heading to the polls? In the winter of 2016, we conducted a political engagement study, polling 507 West Virginia residents between the ages of 18-45 and we are excited to share the findings with you.  As Nov. 8 approaches, the report outlines the

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