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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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Shale Crescent USA Wants To Rebrand Region
Wheeling Intelligencer

The group's primary goal is to attract new, high-paying manufacturing jobs to the area atop those layers of shale, including parts of Ohio, West Virginia ...

Ohio Valley is best choice in the world to locate a cracker plant, says one organization

Joe Eddy, president and CEO of Eagle Manufacturing, said this area has a unique advantage. "You can position a manufacturing plant right on top of ...

Commissioner calls for utility companies to withdraw requests for rate-hikes

Kent Carper is asking West Virginia American Water and Appalachian Power to withdraw rate increases that they submitted before the tax reform was ...

West Virginia's Golden Triangle, the State's best kept secret
WV News

West Virginia has tremendous potential to become a major player in the national economy, especially as it relates to manufacturing. ... Putnam and Mason — are all served by a substantial natural gas and chemicalpipeline network.

Local education institutions forge partnership to provide new careers for West Virginia

... University, and the Robert C. Byrd Institute have announced a partnership to provide new manufacturing careers across North-Central West Virginia.

Making business a family affair is secret to Kreinik Manufacturing success
WV News

Editor's Note: The following story is part of a continuing series on successful West Virginia businesses, brought to you by NCWV Media and ...

Senator says millions of jobs have been created

(WTRF) - West Virginia Senator Shelley Moore Capito said she's pleased with the economy ... and Capito said more than 1 million have been added since the tax reform bill. ... West Virginia is well positioned to take advantage of this.

United States

Trump calls for elimination of tariffs, end to US being world's 'piggy bank'

(CNN) President Donald Trump on Saturday said he wanted to see the ... Manufacturing, an industry Trump focuses on, makes up about 10% of US ...

Trade war fears, iPhone worries weigh on Wall Street

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes dipped on Friday as fears over a trade war escalated ahead of the G7 summit in Canada and shares of Apple and its ...

White House's Nafta Approach Frustrates Businesses, Panicked Emails Show
New York Times

Documents show corporations and trade groups — such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Association of Manufacturers, or NAM ...

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said to favour less sweeping investmentcurbs on China
South China Morning Post

The US Treasury Department wants President Donald Trump to rely on legislation to tighten scrutiny of Chinese investments in America instead of an ...

American Chemistry Council projects positive outlook for US chemical industry
According to the American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Mid-Year 2018 Chemical Industry Situation and Outlook, the US chemical industry is set for a ...

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