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  • July 17 - New Markets Tax Credit Financing

    July 17 The federal new markets tax credit program provides up to 25% of any short-fall in financing (which generally must be at least $4 million) for (a) the purchase, expansion, and/or renovation of manufacturing facilities; (b) the purchase of equipment; and/or (c) other operational needs.  This subsidy is in the form of a 7-year forgivable which only requires approximately 1.5% interest-only payments during 7 years.  Facilities and operations must be located in a rural community or low-income census tract.
  • August 12 - Using Public Relations to Advance Public Policy

    August 12 Have you ever wondered what why certain pieces of legislation are passed and others are forgotten? What communication tools are best to effectively send your messages to the correct audience? Join us as TSG Consulting goes over how public relations interacts with public policy and the tools to use to get the results you desire.   Tom Susman has a decade of experience providing lobbying, public relations and strategic planning services to his clients. He is president of TSG Consulting, LLC. 
  • September 16 - WVMAEF Explore the New Manufacturing Program: Building Tomorrow’s Workforce Today

    The WVMA Educational Fund’s (WVMAEF) mission is  to link industry and education through its Explore the New Manufacturing Program which  consists of presentations, academies, and video contests.  The goal of these programs, targeting middle school students across West Virginia, is to create awareness and interest in manufacturing careers, as well as the subsequent educational and training pathways through manufacturer-student engagement. The WVMAEF is continually building networks and seeking collaborative opportunities with organizations to more effectively and efficiently create a workforce and provide avenues for our young folks to stay in their home state.
  • October 10 - Apprenticeships: A Customized Approach to Workforce Problems

    October 10 Apprenticeship Works at the Robert C. Byrd Institute (RCBI) offers an affordable option for customizing apprenticeship programs in 20 occupations. This grant-supported initiative has partnered with 26 manufacturers, including 12 in West Virginia. These employers recognize the primary benefits to apprenticeship: improved recruitment, standardized training and reduced turnover. Learn how Apprenticeship Works can help your company develop an apprenticeship program targeting your specific needs.
  • November 6 - iOS in Business: Applications that Work for You

    Mobile applications and processes that support your business while giving you the freedom to make the entire world your office Jamie Summers-Brown is the founder and president of Bricks Without Straw, a web-development and design firm in South Charleston, W.Va. Since 2004, his company has served a diverse clientele with offices in both West Virginia and Tokyo, Japan.

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West Virginia Barrel Company financing for project complete
Beckley Register-Herald

The West Virginia Great Barrel Company (WVGBC) announced Thursday ... The construction of the Cooperage will provide over 80 jobs during the ...

W.Va. lawmakers, associations weigh in on potential energy legislation
WV News

He also pointed out that while large companies based outside West Virginia are often the ones operating the wells, they still employ local people.

Taking advantage of what the state gives us
Beckley Register-Herald

Lacy Davidson with the West Virginia Department of Agriculture spoke on shifting ... Melissa Stewart, with the West Virginia National Guard, shared her ... Speaking on updating the mindset and practices of agriculture production, ...

Joyce Holland: Series of steps can bring prosperity to state
Huntington Herald Dispatch

So very important for all of us in deciding how best to keep West Virginia ... including manufacturing and mines opening; all state employees were ...

Tristate Energy and Advanced Manufacturing Consortium receives $1 million in grants
WV News

“Innovative partnerships and a willingness to work together to improve STEM education is what will propel West Virginia forward. Accessible and ...

Leaders look to future of gas industry in West Virginia

The Steubenville Herald-Star

“The sun is shining again in West Virginia,” he said, noting he expects ... National Institute of Standards and Technology as manufacturing systems that ...

Public Service Commission takes public comment on proposed pipeline extension

West Virginia MetroNews

The rally led up to a hearing held by the West Virginia Public Service ... Rebecca McPhail is with the West Virginia Manufacturers Association that ...

Conference focuses on future
Martins Ferry Times Leader

“The sun is shining again in West Virginia,” he said, noting that he expects ... Development Partnership, shared the good news that companies from India, ... He said most industrial sites in Belmont and Ohio counties already are ...

United States

Hershey and Walmart join forces to support US manufacturingjob growth

"Manufacturing and retail partnerships grounded in shared goals like this one generate business opportunity that leads to new jobs from the ...

Trade Deficit With China Shows America's Strength

That's reflected in the great disparity of direct investment between the U.S. and China. Since 1990, U.S. companies have invested almost twice as ...

Why Europe is ascendant in the pharmaceutical chemical business
Chemical & Engineering News

Reflecting on Europe's current status in custom pharmaceutical chemical manufacturing during a C&EN reception at the CPhI Worldwide conference ...

Guess What? Everyone Was Wrong About Tesla

The best thing about all this is that we're not even talking about an automotive company here. Sure, while some still insist on seeing Tesla as a car ...

Midterm elections: Manufacturing workers say Donald Trump is yet to deliver on promises
ABC News

Tommy Wolikow has a lot of time for his nine-month-old daughter Annabella, but it's more than he'd like. He was retrenched from his job at the local ...

Ivanka Trump talks workforce development during Eastern Kentucky tour

ROWAN COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) - Ivanka Trump visited Eastern Kentucky as part of workforce developmenttour with Governor Matt Bevin on Friday.

The US-China trade war is worrying investors more than what the Fed is doing, Art Hogan says

The ongoing trade spat between the U.S. and China is the biggest threat to the market right now, not the Federal Reserve's monetary policy, strategist ...

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