Friday, February 02, 2018
A liberal entrepreneur set out to help West Virginia and got a lesson in humility
Rural areas are fighting uphill battles on multiple fronts: job creation, opioids, infrastructure, health care, and more, and there are no easy solutions. A wealthy urban entrepreneur found that out the hard way after he decided to try to "fix" a small town in West Virginia. Though Joe Kapp has become a staunch and seasoned advocate for the area's blue collar population, he got off to a rocky start with locals who felt his efforts were condescending and hamfisted. It's a long story but well worth the read. Check it out here.