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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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Braskem America polypropylene plant in Texas on target for 2020 startup: CEO
Platts

Meantime, Nikolich said the company's potential petrochemical complex in West Virginia remains on hold pending progress on infrastructure, such as ...

Letter: Natural gas growth wonderful news forWest Virginia (Daily Mail)
Legislation introduced to help protect coal jobs, develop new technologies
Beckley Register-Herald
These “critical minerals” are required for the manufacturing of commodities that are a mainstay in the lives of virtually all Americans. However, the ...

Developers to proceed with Greenbrier County barrel plant
WV News

... Gaylean, one of the founders of the West Virginia Great Barrel Company, a proposed manufacturingfacility to be located in White Sulphur Springs.

West Virginia takes action in response to work zone crashes
Clay Center Dispatch

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia State Police say speed limits have been reduced and other measures have been taken in response to ...

Business Owners at Wheeling Roundtable Optimistic About Future After Tax Cuts
Wheeling Intelligencer

Those participating in the roundtable included Logan Hartle and Phillip Carl, of Warwood Tool; Scott Trimmer, operations manager for Eagle Manufacturing, in Wellsburg; and Bob Contraguerro Jr., of Panhandle Cleaning and Restoration, Wheeling. Also joining Jenkins were state Sens. Charles ...

Step Up for Women manufacturing program graduates first Bridgeport class
WDTV

HARRISON COUNTY, W.Va (WDTV) - Ten women are among the first to graduate from Bridgeport's Step Up for Women Advanced Manufacturing Pre-Apprenticeship Program, as they look ahead to a career in manufacturing. The 10-week program is a collaboration between West Virginia Women Work ...

Charlotte Weber: Talented students strengthen industry, and our economy (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia manufacturers, like those across the nation, face a widening skills gap. Workers often lack the technology skills that manufacturers increasingly demand. A 2015 report found that manufacturerssoon will need nearly 3.5 million skilled workers, but because of a skills shortage, 2 million of ...

Congressional candidates aim to boost southern WV economy
West Virginia MetroNews

If there's a mission the candidates for West Virginia's 3rd Congressional District might agree on, it's improving the economy of southern West Virginia. How to get there ... Ojeda, who served 25 years in the Army, said West Virginia needs to position itself for more manufacturing opportunities. “We know we ...

Addivant™ to Highlight Polymer Additives Innovations and Investment at NPE2018 in Orlando
GlobeNewswire (press release)

“Our manufacturing roots are in the U.S., so we continue to invest to ensure that we ... antioxidant at the Morgantown, West Virginia manufacturing facility. ... NAUGARD® polymerization inhibitors; and NAUGARD® rubber chemicals ...

United States

Jobs Return To The 'Rust Belt' Thanks To Shale
ValueWalk

The Shale Crescent USA Region is made up of the Ohio River Valley region in the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. This is ... This major disruption is creating opportunity for the people of this Region and for the USA as companies from Asia and Europe look to relocate manufacturing and ...

Machinists Want Defense Department to Buy American
Bloomberg BNA

It wants all defense goods purchased from U.S. manufacturers. The Department of Defense told Bloomberg Law it doesn't comment on proposed ...

How Trumpworld is winging a trade war
Axios

Why this matters: Trump isn't just emboldened; he's unleashed — bringing the U.S. to the brink of a trade war at a breakneck pace. What's next: Free-traders like Kudlow hope to lower the temperature and avoid a tit-for-tat with China on tariffs that could be economically disastrous. But with Trump as ...

Tech Groups Warn of China Blowback on Tariff, Security Issues
Associations Now

Beyond the already announced steel tariffs, the Pentagon has prevented some Chinese technology manufacturers, including Huawei and ZTE, from selling their products on U.S. military bases. It's just the latest knock on the companies, whose products have been implied to be security threats and whose ...

US Plastics Resin Producers Set Circular Economy Goals To Recycle Or Recover 100% Of Plastic ...
PR Newswire (press release)

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2018 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council's (ACC) Plastics Division today announced three ...


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