We shouldn't lump all companies and all communities together. i.e. the town in PA that i live in is for the most part paying min. $15/hr already because of the improvement in the economy and the variety of industry here. However, the small town in PA that i grew up in is not able to pay that because citizens there aren't able to pay the increase prices of goods/services that would take place. Many Industries there no longer exists - used to have steel, construction, & various mfg jobs. One size does not fit all.