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Old 01-27-2013, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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The Huntington MSA's High Tech GDP growth from 2006-2011 ranked #2 in the nation and one year job growth 2011-2012 ranked #50 among large MSAs. Five year Wages & Salaries Growth 2005-2010 also ranked #41 in the nation among large MSAs. Much of this growth has been linked to the growth in our medical community as well as growth and increased research via Marshall and local tech companies. Still have some work to do in other areas but this is a good start.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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That's really good news Tim. I will read more into this later, but bringing in high paying tech jobs is a great stimulus to the city. Hopefully, like you said, this will lead to a spin-off to create more job growth in other sectors.

I can say this as well. One reason I made the move to Huntington is because of the test lab my company built in Huntington. It's going to be a training hub for our company and will bring in technicians and engineers from around the region to increase their skills.

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Old 01-27-2013, 05:05 PM
 
Location: 304
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Wow that's great news! Too bad it was all state funded pork that robbed other areas of the state!
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Old 01-27-2013, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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After taking a closer look it shows that Huntington performed at #110 out of 200 MSA's for 2012. And Charleston dropped drastically in one year to #143.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:28 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Are Huntington and Charleston the only two WV cities listed? I didn't see any others, but didn't have time to study everything on the site.
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Old 01-28-2013, 10:54 AM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Wow that's great news! Too bad it was all state funded pork that robbed other areas of the state!
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Old 01-28-2013, 11:07 AM
 
Location: WV and Eastport, ME
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Wow that's great news! Too bad it was all state funded pork that robbed other areas of the state!
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That one deserved at least TWO thumbs up for each of you!

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:44 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Are Huntington and Charleston the only two WV cities listed? I didn't see any others, but didn't have time to study everything on the site.
Huntington and Charleston are the only two large MSAs in the state and thus the only two that you can find from the link given. There are 6 other WV MSAs listed in the Small Cities portion of the site.
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Old 01-29-2013, 10:35 AM
 
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Another good reason that a developer should make some new office / research space available.....If the area was "Charlotte" space would be going up for sure. I live here in Charlotte, and it works. It would work in Huntinton just as well, but someone must step forward and the banks need to open up a little too.
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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Very true. Put this #2 ranking together with the potential high speed Fiber Internet downtown and you really up the need for such space. Mr Williams has said before that many companies had already inquired about locating in Huntington if the high speed goes in. Hopefully they can make it happen and then market the heck out if that and this ranking.
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