Region needs to promote its combined potential

An editorial from The Herald-Dispatch 

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. — “Think regionally” is good advice when it comes to economic development.

Although our cities and towns often have their local rivalries, it is the clusters of population and commerce – often crossing traditional governmental borders – that are the real economic engines in the United States today. In almost every state, “metro areas” account for the majority of the state’s economic output, according to studies by the Brookings Institute.

When you look at it that way, our region has more muscle than you might think…

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