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Byline: Jennifer Wig
Apr. 29--Slow population growth and an aging and undereducated work force are contributing factors for the region to be at a "critical point," for economic development, a study released this week indicates.
The Regional Alliance for Economic Development conducted an analysis of the labor market in 10 Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia counties.
The study used data from the U.S. Census Bureau and surveys from employers and employees in the region to determine the pros and cons of the labor force in this area.
The analysis concludes the changing job market, lack of available technical skills, and an aging work …