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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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Bipartisanship brings loan program expansion for W.Va. small businesses
WV News

Working with the West Virginia Small Business Development Center, ... for small business thanks to taxcuts, regulatory reform, and policies helping ...

Unemployment rate rises to 5.4 percent in July
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate increased slightly in July to ... The most significant employment gains were in total nonfarm payroll ... The biggest losses were in the manufacturing (400 jobs) and mining and ...

Free trade and W.Va.'s economy
The Inter-Mountain

Many of the economic problems afflicting West Virginia are directly tied to the loss of jobs and opportunity caused by ... the state lost a significant portion of its manufacturing base as those jobs were outsourced from the United States.

From Mills To Manufacturers, Steel Tariffs Produce Winners And Losers
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Still, the tariffs add a big note of uncertainty to the companies' bottom lines. "Global steel costs have risen substantially and, particularly in the U.S., ...

Shelley Moore Capito: Helping WV students and workers succeed (Gazette Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

It's clear that the combination of tax reform and cutting burdensome ... Now, we have to make sure that our students and workers in West Virginia are ...

West Virginia's two technology parks paving the way to the future (Daily MailWV)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The West Virginia Regional Technology Park in South Charleston, one of two ... And then we can even bring the process up to low-level production.

Rebecca McPhail: Manchin can support a stronger WV (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Yet at times, manufacturers in West Virginia have struggled to survive, much less expand, due in part to over-regulation of federal government ...

Kevin DiGregorio: Partners working to grow companies and create jobs (Daily Mail WV)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Located at the West Virginia Regional Technology Park, the Chemical Alliance Zone houses an incubator called ChemCeption for chemistry-based ...

United States

Coming Soon: Acting EPA Administrator's First Big Moves on Science
Scientific American

Last year, Pruitt picked researchers including some funded by the American Petroleum Institute and the American Chemistry Council, whose work ...

Trump encourages boycott against Harley-Davidson

(CNN) President Donald Trump said it's "great" that consumers might boycott Harley-Davidson if it moves some motorcycle production overseas.

The Benefits of Embracing Robotics in Manufacturing

Hybrid jobs are the future of manufacturing, especially those that implement robotics. Misconceptions portray robotics as the demise of manufacturing ...

NAM Weighs In On EPA's Proposed Cost-Benefit Analysis Reform

Ross Eisenberg is vice president of energy and resources policy at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). Mr. Eisenberg oversees the ...

UBS: These are the companies most at risk from President Trump's trade war
Markets Insider

UBS rounded up the most at-risk companies in every industry with regards to President Donald Trump's ongoing trade war with China, Europe, and ...

Auto industry caught in the trade war crosshairs

"This, unfortunately, appears to be part of a tit-for-tat in an escalating trade war, and it could reach crazy levels," warned Joe Phillippi, head of ...

Trump Hits Turkey When It's Down, Doubling Tariffs
New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Trump said on Friday that he would double the rate of tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Turkey, inflicting ...

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