Higher ed, state officials unveil report to 'move WV forward'

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By Jake Jarvis Industrial energy costs have steadily risen in recent years in West Virginia, a trend which potentially threatens the state's efforts to rebrand itself as a business-friendly state. That was one of several findings in a 60-page report state officials and higher education leaders unveiled Wednesday, a report they hope will "move West Virginia forward." The report was created in hopes of identifying ways to make it easier to do business in the Mountain State and to attract more innovative businesses, among other things. "It's about all of us believing that our future is very bright," said WVU president Gordon Gee at a news conference. "I believe that. I believe that more than anything I can say. What we now have to do is, we have to...

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