Today, a comparison by county/municipality of poverty rates, from best (most affluent) to worst (poorest). Five of each: Click on the image to enlarge it.
When we debate issues relating to jobs, zoning, growth, health care, transportation, and the like, we (NoVa residents and those from my part of the commonwealth) are coming at the discussion from two completely different reference points.
Whereas Falls Church, Fairfax, and Loudoun worry about rapid expansion (and the creation of too many jobs too quickly!), we here in Southwest and Southside Virginia just want our kids fed and clothed. Educated. Skilled jobs? High tech? We simply want jobs.
Different priorities. Worlds apart.