Who We Are:
West Virginia’s jobs climate ranks amongst worst in the nation
Tax Reform and Controlling Government Spending:
While West Virginia’s tax environment ranks in the middle of the pack nationally, it could use improvement. Reducing the size and cost of government, coupled with a commensurate reduction in tax rates, should be a priority for West Virginia lawmakers.
End Lawsuit Abuse:
West Virginia has consistently ranked worst in lawsuit abuse, a serious detriment to the state’s business climate. Significant legal reform has been passed, but there is much more that needs to be done.
Labor Law Reforms:
West Virginia took a big step forward toward reducing the cost of employing workers with the passage of right-to-work legislation and the repeal of prevailing wage laws. Lawmakers need to build on this success.
Along with lawsuit abuse, national studies consistently rate West Virginia’s regulatory environment among the most stifling to job growth in the nation. Reducing and streamlining the state’s onerous and job-killing regulatory environment is a priority.
Education and Job Training:
Business studies consistently critique West Virginia’s inadequate workforce. The remedy is to provide more affordable job training and community college options for workers, particularly the state’s displaced energy-sector workers.
An adequate infrastructure needs more than just good roads and bridges. It also means incentivizing more private-sector broadband investment in the state.