The World According To Waynesboro, stop trying to be Staunton

Note to status-quo foes in Waynesboro: We’re wrong, way wrong.

We don’t want to be more like Staunton. Look at the numbers. If anything, they should want to be more like us.

The numbers don’t lie. Our economy is bigger – much bigger – than Staunton’s. According to taxable-sales figures from the Weldon Cooper Center for Public Service at the University of Virginia, the Waynesboro economy passed the $400 million mark in 2009. Total economic activity in Staunton in 2009: $328.4 million. Which is barely more than was registered in Staunton in 2000, incidentally ($326.6 million).

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