All He "Could See Was Cows and Farms" in "Virginia's High Tech Corner"
(p. A18) . . . government attempts to rejuvenate regional economies have a mixed track record, in the U.K. and elsewhere.
Stuart S. Rosenthal, an economics professor at Syracuse University, remembers driving through Virginia in 1997 and seeing a sign saying, "You are entering southwest Virginia's high tech corner."
"And all I could see was cows and farms," he said. Recent employment data shows that aside from one pocket, little has changed.
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(Note: the online version of the article is dated October 14, 2010.)