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Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.


Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

Charleston Gazette-Mail
Shott said the proposed West Virginia law provides no exceptions for private businesses, including the burgeoning ethylene petrochemical industry, which will make it difficult to compete with states like Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana – states that carve out exceptions barring firearms on chemical plant ...

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U.S. News & World Report
West Virginia's House has voted 85-14 to let employees bring loaded guns to their workplaces as long as they are locked in their vehicles. ... He said 22 other states have some version of this law, but with some limits on where it applies, such as at chemical factories and oil and gas refineries in Texas.

Study outlines the need for new thinking
Beckley Register-Herald

For central Appalachia, the situation has been even worse and job levels have decreased even as other areas rebound. In 2005, southern West Virginia was home to some 15,200 mining jobs. Ten years later that number had fallen to just 7,400 jobs. Those numbers mirror a fall in coal production in the ...

Marshall intent on creating jobs for West Virginia workers
WV News
HUNTINGTON — With President Jerry Gilbert at the wheel, Marshall University is revving up its economic development engine, with a goal of creating new jobs for West Virginia workers. “Marshall University,” Gilbert says. “is committed to being more actively involved in economic development and intent ...

Capito, Jenkins report on positive impact of tax reform
Huntington Herald Dispatch

"I'm proud of what we accomplished with tax reform, but I also know there is more work to be done. Let's continue building on the momentum we've created, and keep West Virginia moving forward." Jenkins said in the same release that tax reform is good news for West Virginia working men and women.

The Next Great, High-Tech Career? Manufacturing
Fox and Hounds Daily

Their work has helped JUST make delicious, affordable meals for people from Marin County to McDowell County, West Virginia. There is a myth that technology comes at the expense of manufacturing jobs. In fact, the opposite is true: we can't fill all the positions science has created. Right now ...
Greenbrier joins Hardwood Alliance

Beckley Register-Herald

lewisburg — Acting on an endorsement by the Greenbrier Valley Economic Development Corporation, the Greenbrier County Commission is joining a regional alliance that promotes the hardwood manufacturing and processing industry. The West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone is an economic ...


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