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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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Inventory Tax: Despite...


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

Inventory Tax: Despite difficulties, tax still needs to go
News & Sentinel

At the beginning of the Legislative session, the path seemed clear for West Virginia lawmakers to take another step to improve the state’s economy. Now, there are obstacles — you guessed it, money.

Program to train women in manufacturing careers comes to Bridgeport
WBOY-TV

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va. - For the past two years, the Robert C. Byrd Institute has partnered with West VirginiaWomen Work to offer the Step Up for Women program at its Huntington location. It's an introductory course to careers in manufacturing. Now, that program has come to Bridgeport, and its first class ...

Metro Valley is home to robust array of industries
WV News

CHARLESTON — The Metro Valley region has a diverse economy that includes a robust array of products and services — chemicals and polymers, ... Toyota — Since Toyota Motor ManufacturingWest Virginia, Inc. first broke ground for it in 1996, the Japanese automaker has invested $1.8 billion in its ...

Production of Bounce begins this week at Martinsburg Procter & Gamble plant
West Virginia MetroNews

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — Production begins Wednesday at the new Procter & Gamble manufacturing plant at Tabler Station in Martinsburg, a company spokesman said. “Where we are now is the plant is getting ready to produce, on Feb. 14, to start producing its first Bounce products,” P&G ...

State's natural gas industry celebrating 2017, anticipating even better 2018
WV News

West Virginia's natural gas industry made tremendous strides in 2017. ... were approved, progress was made toward developing a regional gas liquids storage and trading hub and, incredibly, China Energy proposes to invest billions of dollars in the state's energy, chemical and manufacturing industries.

Maple Manufacturing focus for city Rotary
The Steubenville Herald-Star

Weirton and West Virginia have been a good home for the business, and we plan to prosper there,” he said. Maple Manufacturing cuts steel coils, coats the sheets and heats them in a massive oven to complete the coating process. The coatings include the kinds that can be seen inside food cans.


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