Generation MOV to meet with candidates

PARKERSBURG — Generation MOV, a local chapter of Generation West Virginia, is hosting a meet and greet with state Senate and House of Delegates candidates at 6 p.m. April 25 in Summers Auditorium of the Parkersburg and Wood County Public Library.

Generation West Virginia describes itself as a statewide organization dedicated to attracting, retaining and advancing young talent in West Virginia. The purpose of the April 25 event is to meet the candidates and discuss issues of mutual concern, said the organization.

Issues Generation MOV said it is looking forward to the candidates addressing are:

* The 2016 Census data shows the state loses 41 people every day. “These out-migration trends threaten our state’s tax base and our ability to attract new employers to the state. What do you see as the greatest challenges limiting West Virginia’s ability to attract and retain more of the next generation?”

* Young people depend on access to a diversity of quality jobs in order to stay in or come home to West Virginia. “How will you accelerate the development of more jobs to ensure more of the next generation can live, work and thrive in the Mountain State?”

* A significant driver in someone’s decision of where to live and work is quality of place. Young people choose places that are thriving, vibrant and where they have access to key infrastructure and services. “What will you do to strengthen quality of place in our community?”

This event is open to the public and all are invited.