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Old 09-22-2011, 06:21 PM
 
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The addition of thousands of new jobs in the past three years is causing household income to rise at a rapid rate.

Mon County Household Income Fastest Growing in Nation - WBOY-TV - WBOY.com (http://www.wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=108458&utm_source =feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+W boy-tv12NewsFeaturedContent+%28WBOY-TV+12+News+Top+Stories%29 - broken link)
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Old 09-22-2011, 07:31 PM
 
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The addition of thousands of new jobs in the past three years is causing household income to rise at a rapid rate.

Mon County Household Income Fastest Growing in Nation - WBOY-TV - WBOY.com (http://www.wboy.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=108458&utm_source =feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+W boy-tv12NewsFeaturedContent+%28WBOY-TV+12+News+Top+Stories%29 - broken link)
No surprise there. It continues to lead WV, and in many cases the country. Those bozos in Charleston should start taking notes, and maybe give us a little money to build infrastructure so we can improve the state even faster.
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Old 09-22-2011, 08:25 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Yeah I'm not surprised either. With the university going strong, I wouldn't expect any less. Not to mention that so many people around here are driving around in BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, Cadillacs, etc. etc. I can't drive a mile without seeing a ton of really nice cars. That's definitely an indicator of higher income people in the community. I really envy those people haha
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Old 09-23-2011, 06:32 AM
 
Location: Winfield, WV
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That's great news. Glad to see an area in the state setting a good example. Morgantown truly is the modern day boom town.

How has the Marcellus Shale affected the economy up there in NCWV so far?
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:19 AM
 
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In actuality this study is showing the horrible downturn in regions that spur the country as a whole.

Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle and Atlanta are flat.

West Virginia has 1.7 million people....about 600,000 of them work, the rest are aged, under 18, on
welfare or don't qualify for a job because of drug usage.

The Morgantown market reflects the 4,500 people needed each fall to staff WVU.

This P R piece is about cooking the books to make us look good when we are just average.

What NEW JOBS have been created? Show me that one..(Other that the Marcellus work)

Good Luck...
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:53 AM
 
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In actuality this study is showing the horrible downturn in regions that spur the country as a whole.

Dallas, Los Angeles, Seattle and Atlanta are flat.

West Virginia has 1.7 million people....about 600,000 of them work, the rest are aged, under 18, on
welfare or don't qualify for a job because of drug usage.

The Morgantown market reflects the 4,500 people needed each fall to staff WVU.

This P R piece is about cooking the books to make us look good when we are just average.

What NEW JOBS have been created? Show me that one..(Other that the Marcellus work)

Good Luck...
Somebody is jealous. You mad bro?
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:36 AM
 
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Jealous? I'm from Morgantown...and a realist.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:48 AM
 
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Jealous? I'm from Morgantown...and a realist.
You see the problem with your claim is marcellius shale isnt just a Morgantown thing. It covers several states, and Morgantown, along with NCWV, dont even have the best gas areas. It does explain some of the growth, but by your logic all areas with it should have increasing income, which is often not the case.
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Old 09-23-2011, 08:49 AM
 
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Yeah I'm not surprised either. With the university going strong, I wouldn't expect any less. Not to mention that so many people around here are driving around in BMWs, Audis, Mercedes, Cadillacs, etc. etc. I can't drive a mile without seeing a ton of really nice cars. That's definitely an indicator of higher income people in the community. I really envy those people haha
I have noticed this. You forgot Buicks, Acuras, Range Rovers, Hummers, and even Corvettes. It seems like every 3rd car is one of these luxury brands. I just noticed this a few months ago and thought to myself, "when did Morgantown get so rich?"
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Old 09-23-2011, 07:39 PM
 
Location: Elkins, WV
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Yeah, nothing says keeping up with the Jones' like a Buick
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