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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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Tariffs, like...


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

West Virginia

Tariffs, like taxes, would hurt West Virginia's economy
WV News

We fondly refer to Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia as the little engine plant that could. Our 1,600 skilled team members proudly build nearly ...

Kanawha County fighting water and electricity hikes
WV News

West Virginia American Water Company was expected to see $11 million in savings, ... But Jeri Matheney, a spokeswoman for Appalachian Power, said the power company was figuring the effects of the tax reformplan into their rate ...

Tom Crouser: Amazingly complex problems with tariffs (Daily Mail Opinion)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

And do I need remind you that Toyota has a manufacturing plant in Putnam ... Moreover, 21 percent of all manufacturing workers in West Virginia ...

Carpenter announces plans for technology center
Reading Eagle

Last year Carpenter acquired Puris LLC, a West Virginia producer of titanium powder for additive manufacturing and advanced technology ...

Chinese energy deal continues to move forward
The Inter-Mountain

Former West Virginia Commerce Secretary Woody Thrasher traveled to ... an excuse to build permanent manufacturing facilities within U.S. borders.

Polymer Alliance Zone adds Cabell and Wayne counties
WV News

But had he done so, he would have found himself in a manufacturing industry ... West Virginia's polymers industry is a world leader, and helping that ...

Governor believes China deal will come to fruition despite trade war with China
WV News

“It's to be expected,” West Virginia University Energy Institute Director Brian ... Not long before the Pittsburgh petrochemical conference, Thrasher ...

Daily Mail editorial: In which direction will West Virginia's improved roads lead?
Charleston Gazette-Mail

As today's Daily Mail WV feature stories describe, West Virginia is in the ... Hino Motors Manufacturingannounced it purchased the former Coldwater ...

United States

Chemical Industry Sees Threat to US Jobs in China Trade Spat
Bloomberg

The Chemistry Council has a list of 325 manufacturing projects under way in the U.S., representing a cumulative investment of $194.3 billion. If these ...

Manufacturing Job Growth Hits High Point
ThomasNet News

According to NAM (the National Association of Manufacturers), manufacturing has added more than 1.2 million jobs since the Great Recession ended ...

This trade war is a completely different ballgame than others
Business Insider

Are there parallels between the trade wars the US fought with Japan and the trade war the Trump administration is now trying to fight with China?

Tesla, BMW Bypass Trump's Trade War and Score a Win for China
Bloomberg

Less than a week into President Donald Trump's trade war with China, global automakers have shown there are ways to bypass the battle -- and ...

Trump is winning the China trade war
MSN.com

President Trump is beating China in a trade war that could soon escalate, CNBC's Jim Cramer says.

Letter to the editor: Graduates — why manufacturing is a great career option
Hannibal.net

Letter to the editor: Graduates — why manufacturing is a great career option ... As with most parts of the U.S., there are more jobs in manufacturing in ...


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