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.

For the full story, see:
ALISTAIR MACDONALD. “U-Turn in the U.K.: Big Spending Cuts.” The Wall Street Journal (Fri., OCTOBER 15, 2010): A18.
(Note: ellipsis added.)
(Note: the online version of the article is dated October 14, 2010.)

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