Written by Jason Keeling on June 12, 2008
Like many predominantly rural states, West Virginia must overcome a few stereotypical, inaccurate perceptions. This was demonstrated most recently as residents were generalized as racists during the national Democratic primary and when Vice President Dick Cheney uttered a tactless comment to the National Press Club heralding the state as inbreds.
West Virginia’s people, places and culture deserve to be accurately represented, and with this in mind, members of the Vision Shared image improvement team are compiling a “West Virginia Inventory of Assets” to highlight the state’s positive and worthwhile qualities.
The group will be listing various West Virginia assets based on, but not limited to these categories:
- Geographic Advantages
- West Virginia “Firsts”
- Everyday Success Stories
- Famous West Virginians
- Cultural Authenticity
- Education Practices
Image improvement team members and general readers are encouraged to help build the “West Virginia Inventory of Assets” via their comments here.