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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

Commercialization Station project officially breaks ground
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

The goal is to have the renovations finished in six months. ... piece of our efforts to support manufacturing jobs in Mercer County,” he said. ... and benefits and will allow people to put down roots and stay in Southern West Virginia.

Capito tours West Virginia Opportunity Zones with GOP colleague
Ripon Advance

Capito tours West Virginia Opportunity Zones with GOP colleague ... The measure became law as part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act reform ...

Lawmakers promote WV investment during Taiwan trip
Huntington Herald Dispatch

HUNTINGTON — Four West Virginia lawmakers returned last week from meeting with representatives from Taiwanese manufacturing and energy ...

Entrepreneur Center Opening in West Virginia Next Month
Manufacturing.net

PARKERSBURG, WV — An entrepreneur center offering public access to production technologies is having its grand opening next month in West ...

Capito: Tax Reform Has Helped West Virginia
Wheeling Intelligencer

Shelley Capito attributes an improving West Virginia economy to Trump tax ... Companies also are investing in their infrastructure as tax reforms ...

West Virginia, German officials talk economic development Wednesday
WV News

CLARKSBURG — The ties between the North Central West Virginia ... of Stockmeier Urethanes, a German chemical manufacturing facility that has ...

United States

Girls in STEM | Teenagers explore manufacturing jobs
WKYC.com

The idea is to explore what modern day manufacturing is like. And five local companies, Anderson International, Excelsior Marking, Steere Enterprises ...

US Manufacturing: The Reports Of My Death Are Greatly Exaggerated
Forbes

As the chart shows, US manufacturing employment in absolute numbers grew strongly through WWII, then steadily for another few decades afterward, ...

What's Next in the Trade War? Key US-China Events to Watch For
Bloomberg

And as President Donald Trump has threatened even more levies, the trade standoff has the potential to drag to the end of the year and beyond.

Trump's Clean Power Rollback Helps Old Coal Plants Stay Afloat
Roll Call

Donald Trump had made the rollback of Obama-era carbon emission regulations a central talking point at his rallies. (Justin Merriman/Getty Images ...

Manufacturing companies fear trade war could bring layoffs
CNBC

CNBC's Leslie Picker reports on how one Michigan manufacturing company is being impacted by trade war tariffs. Watch CNBC Live TV ...


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