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  • June 25 - Construction and Maintenance- Can the Design/Build construction method reduce project cost and shorten schedule leading to shorter service outage.

    June 25, 2019 Can the Design/Build construction method reduce project costs and shorten schedules, leading to shorter service outages? Chad Earle, director of business development at ORDERS Construction Company, will provide an overview of the design/build process. He will examine the pros and cons of the design/build process and discuss what pitfalls to avoid.  Earle will demonstrate and discuss how design/build can expedite the construction process and ultimately reduce the costs associated with shutdown down time and save owners money related to actual construction costs and expenses.
  • 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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Sen. Capito says tax bill is...

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Sen. Capito says tax bill is benefiting West Virginia

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WDTV) -- You may get a bigger break on your taxes this year, but they're still due today. Washington correspondent Kyle Midura asked Senator Shelley Moore Capito if West Virginians are feeling the benefits of last year's tax reform. You can watch that interview above.

Conservative policy group ranks West Virginia 30th for economic outlook
WV News

The American Legislative Exchange Council Center for State Fiscal Reform released its annual 2018 “Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index,” which gives West Virginia an average score of 30th in the country for its economic outlook, based on 15 different criteria ...

Realizing state's natural gas potential focus of conference
WV News

The conference was held at the Morgantown Marriott at Waterfront Place hotel and organized by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association in partnership with the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia along with the West Virginia Oil & Natural Gas Association. The event's keynote ...

Commerce Secretary 'Hopeful' First China Energy Project is Near
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

One goal is to make the Ohio Valley region the next petrochemical manufacturing hub in the U.S.. Another speaker at the event was Brian Anderson, director of West Virginia University's Energy Institute. He said it's an exciting time to be in Appalachia because the region's rich shale gas development is ...

Judge: Ruling on WV right-to-work will be issued by June
Charleston Gazette-Mail
Representing the West Virginia Attorney General's Office, Steven Travis said Tuesday the involved parties didn't know for sure how many union contracts were negotiated during the lifespan of Bailey's injunction, nor did they know how many employees would be affected by invalidating those contracts.

Hats off
WV News

The Public Service Commission of West Virginia and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association, for teaming up to host a Gas Pipeline Safety Seminar recently in Bridgeport. It's an important topic with the pipeline projects ready to take off. And to the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, the ...

Business news in brief
Huntington Herald Dispatch

To learn more about RCBIAero and efforts to grow the aerospace industry in Southern West Virginia, contact RCBI Aero Director Ralph Workman at ... CHARLESTON - The West Virginia ManufacturersAssociation will host its 2018 Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference April 16-17 at ...

Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference slated for April 16-17
Parkersburg News
The conference, sponsored by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, will feature a natural gas expo sponsored by the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia and the West Virginia Oil and Natural Gas Association. The expo will provide an opportunity to visit booths and interact with ...

New policies, worker health highlighted at Marcellus and ManufacturingConference
WV News

MORGANTOWN — Representatives from more than 200 companies have signed on to participates in the 2018 Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference organized by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association in partnership with the Independent Oil and Gas Association of West Virginia ...

Manufacturing company brings jobs to the area

"We're in manufacturing something that West Virginia needs more of. We've lost so much of that over the last couple of decades and we're just doing our part to bring it back," Mink said. Plant Manager, Brian Mink, tells 59 News they've already hired 9 people from the area, and they're looking forward to ...

Sen. Manchin says job fairs getting results
Keyser Mineral Daily News Tribune

Eastern West Virginia Community & Technical College ... WVU Industrial Extension - WV Manufacturing ... Manchin and the Chamber to make the fair possible are WorkForce West Virginia, Region VII Workforce Development Board, Potomac State College, The Greater Cumberland Committee, Allegany ...

Tearing down the walls
WV News

That city is one of 20 cities being considered for Amazon's “second headquarters,” a development that could lead to 50,000 jobs. Peduto talked about the potential for Pittsburgh to team with the technology sector in North Central West Virginia, based out of the I-79 Technology Park in Fairmont and WVU ...

Teacher, businessman talk taxes, education during forum
Martinsburg Journal

From left: Wendy Bird and Eric Householder take turns answering questions during a candidates forum for the WV House of Delegates District 64 seat Wednesday ... When the candidates were asked what the issue of statewide tax reform means to them, both said they don't believe in raising taxes.

Annual Business Summit once again proves NCWV is W.Va's economic engine
WV News

Some of the highlights from the day-long Summit included new details on the much-reported $83.7 billion deal with China Energy Investment Corporation to invest in West Virginia's shale gas and chemical industries first announced in November. Under the agreement the Chinese company intends to ...

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