West Virginian hops train to brainstorm how state can attract young talent

By Anna Patrick , Charleston Gazette-Mail Staff Writer 

The types of questions Natalie Roper received on “the millennial train” went beyond the basic get-to-know-you kind of inquiries.

They skipped over the niceties. And instead, Roper and her fellow participants on the Millennial Trains Project dove into hearty discussions about social change and how millennials are impacting their communities. They listened to speakers from national nonprofits, visited cities focused on innovation like Detroit and Milwaukee, and met with community leaders.

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