Keep it moving forward

I have to admit to being a bit surprised to learn in the course of my research on our Top Story on local economic trends (“An in-depth look inside the local economy,” July 7) that Waynesboro has the region’s biggest economy.

It’s quite the reversal of fortune for the River City, which in 2000 had an economy barely two-thirds the size of the economies in Staunton and Augusta County.

The growth, to me, is the result of a series of wise policy moves by elected leaders and a now-ousted city-management team.

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