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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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Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

The Link Between Community Health And Worker Productivity In US Manufacturing Plants
healthaffiars.org

The current expansion of the manufacturing industry offers an opportunity to improve well-being in manufacturing communities.

Thomas J. O'Neill: Trade war could blow back on WV bright spot (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The intended purpose of the tariffs is to protect U. S. manufacturing from unfair ... Policymakers cannot allow a trade war to derail West Virginia's future.

Teledyne Acquires Additional Gas Monitoring Instruments
Business Wire (press release)

Based in Lewisburg, West Virginia, Falcon Analytical manufactures compact, rugged gas chromatographs (GC) for industrial process control, industrial ...

P&G south of Martinsburg pushes for more female employees
Herald-Mail Media

The company prefers to promote from within, and employees are ... “I am right in the middle of this program, but I definitely would consider P&G for the ...

Tariff policy threatens W.Va.'s promising aerospace jobs
WV News

Complicating factors is the fact that most of West Virginia's largest aerospace manufacturers are multinational companies with business units in the ...

West Virginia Regional Technology Park provides scientific innovations to the mountain state
WV News

West Virginia Regional Technology Park provides scientific innovations to the ... Among the parks tenants is the West Virginia based company MATRIC, ... the park holds access to several smaller scale manufacturing plants, which ...

Follansbee industries recognized
The Daily Times

In observance of National Manufacturing Week, the chamber held a ... He said the West Virginia Manufacturing Association has teamed with high ...

Continuing to Make Progress in West Virginia
Wheeling Intelligencer

I took over as president and CEO of Eagle Manufacturing Company in January 2009, during very uncertain times in Washington, the U.S. economy, ...

In US Senate campaign, health care, 'pre-existing conditions,' in spotlight
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Why did he vote against the GOP-backed tax reform package? ... In West Virginia, about 543,000 people receive health insurance through Medicaid or ...

W.Va. partnership aims to boost interest in manufacturing careers
Herald-Mail Media

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — The West Virginia Manufacturers Association Education Fund is expanding a program to boost youth interest in ...

Research & Commentary: Two New Regulatory Reform Ideas for West Virginia
The Heartland Institute

Two reforms that West Virginia should consider that have already been ... a light on the large and growing “hidden tax” of America's regulatory state.

Congressman McKinley meets with representatives of Morgantown Addivant USA
WBOY.com

This is an international chemical manufacturing company which is expressing its desire to grow larger all throughout West Virginia. Mckinley listened ...

Lewisburg manufacturing facility expected to close
WVVA TV

GREENBRIER COUNTY, WV (WVVA) A Lewisburg manufacturing facility plans to consolidate operations, eliminating 130 local jobs. According to ABB ...

Region behind state in key economic factors, experts speak on ongoing work
Beckley Register-Herald

According to the forecast, employment in the four-county area is set to ... to grow in employment numbers with manufacturing, financial activities, along ... West Virginia's workforce participation rate is 53 percent — last in the nation ...


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