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New River Gorge Regional Economic Outlook Summit hears ‘moderately positive’ forecast for West Virginia

By Autumn Shelton, WV Press Association

BECKLEY, W. Va. – Although West Virginia’s economy has almost completely recovered from what has been called the “pandemic recession,” its continued short-term growth is still a bit uncertain due to national concerns about inflation as well as geopolitical and localized issues. 

According to Dr. John Deskins, director of the West Virginia University Bureau of Business and Economic Research, who spoke during the New River Gorge Regional Economic Outlook Summit on Thursday, this uncertainty has caused the state’s forecasted growth over the next five years to . . .

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