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Generation West Virginia Continues Growth with Two New Hires

Generation West Virginia has added two new members to its expanding team. GWV proudly welcomes Katharina Fritzler as Operations and Program Coordinator and Mary Lu Adams as Employer Partnership Manager. Born and raised just outside of Wheeling in Valley Grove, WV, Mary Lu Adams is ready to use her skills

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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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