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EDITORIAL: Rural Kentucky needs direction, plan for reversing economic lag behind cities

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By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

The economy is booming in the country and in Kentucky.

At least, it is in some places. Metropolitan areas of our state are doing great, according to a recent report titled “The State of Working Kentucky 2018” by the Kentucky Center for Economic Policy.

Job growth in “Metro Kentucky” has rebounded since the economic recovery started in 2010. But rural areas have experienced “essentially no net job growth” over the past decade.


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