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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.

West Virginia

W.Va. faces party sunny economic future due to ‘uneven recovery,’ according to expert economist
WVNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The state’s economy is experiencing one of its best years in a decade but there is still room for improvement...

Students Encouraged To Pursue Manufacturing Careers During Visit to West Virginia Northern Community College in Wheeling
The Intelligencer

Dozens of middle school students from Ohio and Marshall counties were encouraged Wednesday to pursue career opportunities in manufacturing...

WVNCC helps boost youth interest in manufacturing careers
WTRF

It almost looks like their playing a video game sometimes," said Rebecca McPhail, President of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association: ".

West Virginia group looks to get kids interested in those STEM-based pathways
WTOV Steubenville

West Virginia group looks to get kids interested in those STEM-based ... “It's really interesting to learn how many different jobs manufacturing can ...

Surging potential for downstream natural gas development examined at Charleston, WV, panel
WV News

CHARLESTON — Experts examined how a big part of West Virginia's ... and because of that the production costs of U.S. petrochemicals have come ...

Women wanted for tuition free career training
Ironton Tribune

HUNTINGTON — The Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Program is accepting applications for its winter 2019 class. West Virginia Women ...

Armstrong to Participate in Manufacturing Day Events
Floor Focus

Elkins, West Virginia, where employees from the hardwood flooring plant in nearby Beverly, West Virginiawill participate in the Mountain State Forest ...

The Sky's the Limit: W.Va. aerospace industry important to state's economic future
WV News

Ten companies, as well as the North Central West Virginia Airport, are ... Cementing aerospace as a West Virginia industry in the minds of a new ...

Four House of Delegates 51st District candidates address PEIA, cannabis and more
The Dominion Post

“I've always wanted to make West Virginia a place where our children can ... public education is a silver bullet to a variety of our problems in West Virginia. ... reformation of the personal income tax reform to make it more progressive.

W.Va.'s aviation educators: Now is the time to pursue a career in aerospace
WV News

“Our mission is to put the citizens of West Virginia to work right here in West Virginia, in careers that are life-long, well paying and rewarding,” he said.

In Putnam County Senate race, candidates split on natural gas, PEIA
Charleston Gazette-Mail

He said PEIA lacks fiscal accountability, and structural changes to its ... “The working class and the middle class created West Virginia, made West ... Likewise, Prim said more than a need for tort or tax reform, the state needs to fix its ...

P&G latest to rail against tariffs interrupting supply chain
The Strategic Sourceror (press release) (blog)

"These new P&G jobs in West Virginia will be undermined by proposed ... "As the tariff impact ripples through P&G's manufacturing cost structure, P&G ...

West Virginia needs another surge of immigrants
West Virginia MetroNews

In the early years of statehood, West Virginia needed workers—people ... West Virginia Manufacturers Association President Rebecca McPhail said, ...

United States

Trump: US in midst of 'manufacturing renaissance'
Virginian-Pilot

Celebrating a new U.S. trade deal with Mexico and Canada, President Donald Trumpis highlighting what he calls and "economic revival" as he ...

New NAFTA draws cautious early praise from manufacturers
Plastics News

The National Association of Manufacturers said it's a positive move. “Manufacturers are extremely encouraged that our call for a trilateral agreement ...

Ten Things to Know About the Nafta Deal
Wall Street Journal

Manufacturers are extremely encouraged that our call for a trilateral ... chief executive of the National Association of Manufacturers, in a statement.

Why our small manufacturing firm supports Trump on trade
Chicago Tribune

Very few people in newsrooms and corporate board rooms supported President Donald Trump's tough negotiating tactics on trade. Even fewer ...

Trump Is Right About China Trade
Wall Street Journal

President Trump's tariffs may harm major multinational manufacturing companies that have significant operations in China and companies that import ...


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