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A thoughtful approach to water quality standards for West Virginia

By Steve Roberts | Apr 16, 2019

The West Virginia Chamber of Commerce applauds conscientious legislators and a diligent and watchful Manufacturer’s Association for providing specific and precise data that convinced legislators to take a step back from the unknown consequences of Senate Bill 163.

Lawmakers have a big to-do list in 2019

By Steve Roberts | Jan 22, 2019

As we look ahead, we can’t think too long about the needs and challenges we face in West Virginia without turning our attention to jobs and the economy. Both are critical components to a vibrant state and a prosperous future for our residents.

Legislature needs to focus on these priorities in 2018

By Steve Roberts | Dec 24, 2017

CHARLESTON – As we think about job creation in the new year, we note that private sector employment in West Virginia increased during 2017. Increases in employment can be attributed to growth in mining and logging, construction, education and health services, and leisure and hospitality. Combined, these important sectors provided 8,100 new jobs for West Virginia workers.

Business perspective on economic growth and tax

By Steve Roberts | May 3, 2017

CHARLESTON – West Virginia’s business tax climate ranking was the third worst in the nation just a dozen years ago. Our state bore the dubious rank of 47th in the nation when ranked among the 50 states for business tax competitiveness.

Right to work is right for West Virginia

By Steve Roberts | Jan 12, 2016

CHARLESTON – The West Virginia Legislature has signaled that it will take up a right-to-work (RTW) bill in the 2016 session, which begins Jan. 13.

Signs of a renewed commitment to West Virginia

By Steve Roberts | Nov 25, 2014

CHARLESTON – We now know that just over two weeks ago, thousands of West Virginians went to the polls and strongly indicated a desire for state government to be operated differently than in past decades.

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