economy

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The Ohio Valley’s economy could see slower growth in 2020 amid continued anxiety about trade, and possible downturns in both energy and manufacturing, according to analyses and forecasts by regional economists.

Rebecca Kiger

Researchers at Harvard University and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation found that rural Americans identified drug addiction and economic concerns as the most serious problems facing their communities. 

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A new report from the Congressional Budget Office shows increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour would boost the wages of 17 million workers and lift about 1.3 million people out of poverty. But the CBO warns that could also result in more than one million lost jobs and could diminish overall income for others. 

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A recent study by the Brookings Institution said Kentucky is one of the top states in the country to feel the impacts of automation and artificial intelligence in the workforce.

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A U.S. Census Bureau Study has found a decrease in median household incomes for many West Kentucky Counties. 

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A University of Kentucky project based in west Kentucky called ‘Trash To Tank’ aims to improve economic conditions in underdeveloped countries and help the environment.

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Counties in far west Kentucky rank below the statewide average for economic growth since the 2009 recession. 

J. Tyler Franklin

Adding to Kentucky’s financial woes, economists are predicting the state will bring in around $200 million less than originally projected this fiscal year.

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The economic impact of outdoor recreation in Kentucky has grown by more than $8 billion from 2012 to 2016.

Becca Schimmel

A Kentucky economist said the state isn’t seeing the kind of employment growth it needs to make up for recession-era job losses.

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