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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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Appalachian petchems storage hub faces 'chicken-and-egg' issue: researcher

The dream of building an Appalachian petrochemicals storage and trading hub will likely not become fully realized ... Ohio, West Virginia and northern Kentucky, Brian Anderson, director of the West Virginia Energy Institute, said on ...

Greenbrier Valley expects big economic boom with barrel company arriving

Jim Justice welcomed the West Virginia Great Barrel Company to the Mountain state on the 19th and the new manufacturing facility could have a huge ...

Americas: The week ahead in petrochemicalsw/c Oct 23

Americas: The week ahead in petrochemicals, w/c Oct 23 ... Alabama, plant as well as the closure of M&Gs Apple Grove plant in West Virginia.

Shale resources, downstream development potential seen as plus for business
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

"Chemical manufacturers use shale gas as an energy input, but also as a raw ... the U.S. was the highest cost provider for chemical manufacturing; now, ... Cordle says the Appalachian region — West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Ohio ...

W.Va. sees economic growth
Martinsburg Journal

West Virginia is experiencing a strong period of economic growth. ... West Virginia manufacturing workers are the seventh-most productive in the ...

Worldwide, but deeply rooted in W.Va., Mylan's Bresch says location is excellent for global operation
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

A: “We (the company) were born in West Virginia,” Bresch said. “We were born in White Sulphur Springs in 1961.” She said the company moved to ...

Rep. Jenkins discusses tax and health care reform, 'big pharma'
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

BLUEFIELD — Tax reform, health care and big drug companies were three of .... “West Virginia, as we know, we have had economic challenges and ...

Thousands of new jobs expected from roads, pipeline projects in W.Va.
The Exponent Telegram (press release)

“I can only hope that the changes to the West Virginia jobs Act brought ... “In the last five years, marketed production of natural gas in West Virginia has ...

Tax-credit increase seen as lure for investment in W.Va. historic properties
Herald-Mail Media

Historic properties in eastern West Virginia are not expected to be ... more interest in the sprawling, 7.1-acre manufacturing site off West King Street.

Budget proposal gets Capito yay, Manchin nay
Parkersburg News

Va., said. “The current tax reform proposal is the work of (Senate Majority ... Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia voted for the resolution, which ...

Berkeley County leaders advocate for county priorities at White House
Herald-Mail Media

Va., joined the group to discuss the federal budget, tax reform, economic ... West Virginia commissioners were the sixth group of county officials to ...

Wheeling area business, community leaders await Ohio cracker decision
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (blog)

While the indicators suggest PTT likes what they've seen so far, Eagle Manufacturing's Joe Eddy said even if the company decided against the Dilles ...

Letter: Eliminate the business and inventory tax (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia imposes a tax on business inventory and equipment. ... impose a tax on business inventory and only seven states tax manufacturing.

The emerging demand for "greener" aluminum
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

U.S. manufacturer Alcoa said its carbon emissions are half the worldwide average because it uses hydroelectricity. Keener said demand for this lower ...

Manchin: I hope to work with Trump on tax reform that works
Fox News

JOE MANCHIN, D-WEST VIRGINIA: Good to be with you, Neil. CAVUTO: The president thinks that enough yea votes are there. What do you think?

Letter from Auditor JB McCuskey: Taxpayers can track road bond spending (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

West Virginia imposes a tax on business inventory and equipment. ... by passing a right-to-work law along with eliminating their personal property tax.

Regional Education Academy prepares students for manufacturing careers
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (blog)

“This year, we're hosting five different academies throughout different parts of the state to educate students about manufacturing in West Virginia and ...

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