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Study looks at income, housing

January 14, 2014

FAIRMONT — A recent study by Community Partners Research shows some interesting trends in Fairmont: The population might be declining, but its housing needs are increasing; its rich are getting......

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ezrider

Jan-14-14 11:22 AM

No decent paying jobs causes people to leave and look elsewhere. The wages are not even coming close to the coast of living. When you only get 2% increase on $30,000 income you can’t hardly make it with gas and food prices at all-time highs. But you give that same 2% to someone making $ 100,000. The increase is much more. (Rich are getting richer) is the truth there is no middle class anymore just the rich and the working poor!!! Fairmont can not bring any good paying jobs into the area.

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loyallocal

Jan-15-14 7:44 AM

I agree with ezrider. Somehow Jackson has developed a far more vibrant manufacturing base and thus better jobs. People I know who have tried to work with Fairmont say they are difficult and so businesses go elsewhere.

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