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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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Utilities save millions because of federal tax reform
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia Consumer Advocate Jackie Roberts told MetroNews the money clearly belongs to the customers. “They (the utilities) had taxes in their ...

Justice, Capito announce 'Opportunity Zones'
Williamson Daily News

Opportunity Zones were created and added to the federal tax code as a ... are yet another way tax reform is going to help West Virginians create jobs, drive ... A full list of West Virginia's 55 Opportunity Zone designations can be found ...

Procter & Gamble Co. receives environmental award for voluntary cleanup
Herald-Mail Media

Procter & Gamble Co. recently was recognized by the West Virginia ... of the company's sprawling new manufacturing plant in Berkeley County, W.Va.

2 'opportunity zones' designated in Fairmont
WV News

Opportunity zones were created as a means to offer tax relief in exchange for ... Preservation Tax Credit; tax reform is directly benefiting West Virginia ...

Liberal and conservative policy organizations believe tariffs with China could hurt the US
WV News

Ted Boettner, director of the left-of-center West Virginia Center on Budget ... 28,000 manufacturing jobs, and another 7,200 jobs in the service sector.

Mid-Ohio Valley features six West Virginia Opportunity Zones
Parkersburg News

Mid-Ohio Valley features six West Virginia Opportunity Zones ... Va. A provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Qualified Opportunity Zones ... Parkersburg — Mixed manufacturing, commercial and residential areas near U.S. 50 ...

Guest editorial (Bluefield): Opportunity Zones focus on investment (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Va., said. “These Opportunity Zones are yet another way tax reform is going to help West Virginians create jobs, drive economic growth and attract ...

United States

US and China Clash Over 'Technology Transfer' at WTO
U.S. News & World Report

It was a lose-lose proposition for foreign investors, he said, and not just Americans. All countries would see their competitiveness eroded if China's ...

There Are 391000 Open Manufacturing Jobs. The Heroes MAKE America Program Helps Veterans ...

That's why the National Association of ManufacturersManufacturing Institute—the organization I lead, which is dedicated to enhancing manufacturing ...

US-EU Trade War: Time's Running Out
Seeking Alpha

U.S.-EU Trade War: Time's Running Out ... the EU has taken the principal stance that it does not want to breach the WTO rules for international trade.

What's next for manufacturing?
Kingsport Times News

Rice stressed that three and a half million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade, and two million of those jobs could go unfilled ...

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