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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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American Chemistry Council Dooley Announces Retirement
WASHINGTON (April 26, 2018) – After leading America’s preeminent trade association representing chemical and plastics manufacturers operating in the United States for over ten years, American Chemistry Council (ACC) President and CEO Cal Dooley announced today that he will retire at the end of 2018 when his current contract expires.

The Inter-Mountain

He is a member of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association Board of Directors, and chairperson of the Education Fund Board that drives work force development and education for the association. In addition, Clay serves as the development director for the United Way of Randolph County Board of ...

West Virginia Reaches $2.65M Settlement With Volkswagen

West Virginia has reached a $2.65 million settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates in a lawsuit over the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday. Morrisey announced the settlement with Volkswagen and its Audi and Porsche ...

Capito touts success of tax reform during Jane Lew visit Wednesday
WV News

JANE LEW — Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va., saw the positive impact the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act is having on West Virginia businesses firsthand Wednesday afternoon. While visiting Doss Enterprises, a Jane Lew-based excavation and site development contracting company, Capito spoke with ...

President Trump's Tax Plan Is Working for America
The White House (blog)

In West Virginia, the President spoke with Tony Hodge, a mail carrier, and his wife, Jessica, who said that tax savings are “a big deal for our family.” In Iowa, John Anfinson, a small business owner, was equally pleased, telling the President that revisions to the tax code would ensure his family was “going ...

Rockwool plant in Ranson on track for June groundbreaking
Martinsburg Journal

With the goal of generating long-term economic development, the West Virginia Department of Commerce is financing about $15 million to $18 million ... The Ranson plant's heat-intensive manufacturing process will rely on a new gas pipeline extended into Jefferson County built by Mountaineer Gas Co.

Jamie Van Nostrand: To draw jobs, WV needs ability to give manufacturers a break on electricity
Charleston Gazette-Mail

The sponsors of SB 600 recognized that the competitive economic advantage that West Virginia has long enjoyed due to low-cost electric rates has ... Procter & Gamble, Dow Chemical and Budweiser) have corporate sustainability objectives that require a large portion of their electricity supply to be ...

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