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mission statement

Imagine West Virginiais an independent, objective policy research and development entity dedicated to identifying and researching policy issues and publishing policy recommendations, which have the potential to significantly improve the lives of West Virginians. 

Factionalism, preconceived opinions, and political considerations often make it difficult for the normal processes of government to develop policy which is transforming. The mission of Imagine West Virginia is to make data-driven policy recommendations on issues where change can have a substantial impact on the economy of the State and the well-being of its citizens. Imagine West Virginia is not intended to circumvent government in any way; instead, it would serve as a resource to foster good government by providing hard data, objective analysis, and well-reasoned proposed solutions, which should precede and inform all legislative deliberation, especially on the truly tough and critical issues facing the State.