BGR Insight

December 26, 2017

West Virginia and South Korea – Linked by Free Trade

Frank Ahrens

Originally published in 100 Days in Appalachia

When President Trump came this close to beginning the U.S. withdrawal from its free-trade agreement with South Korea in September, jobs in Wellsburg, W.Va., were suddenly put at jeopardy. How could that be?

When heavy industry began leaving West Virginia, and Appalachia, for foreign shores, businesses that… read more

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