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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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Eagle Manufacturing's CEO honored as 'Sharp Shooter'
The Steubenville Herald-Star

STATE HONOR — Joe Eddy, president and chief executive officer of Eagle Manufacturing of Wellsburg, is one of 10 West Virginia business leaders to ...

West Virginia editorial roundup
Island Packet

West Virginia has not fared as well as the economy transitioned from manufacturing and mining, to service, to information, and now to digital. Today's ...

Scathing Justice lets budget pass but won't sign it
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia's dire financial situation will force us to make a choice in the future: We will have to continue making cuts to programs and services, ...

Daily Mail editorial: Are West Virginia's best days ahead or behind us?
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Elsewhere on this West Virginia Day edition of the Daily Mail Opinion page, columnist ... West Virginia has not fared as well as the economy transitioned from manufacturing and mining, to service, to information, and now to digital.

Abundant supplies of Marcellus Shale gas could lead to more chemical plants
StateImpact Pennsylvania

In the Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia region, production has grown almost 10-fold since 2011, Wilczewski said. “By our calculations, you could ...

Italian Manufacturer Building $10M Plant In West Virginia
Business Facilities Magazine

TeMa North America plans to build a manufacturing facility in the Burr Business Park in Kearneysville, WV. The 42,000-square-foot plant is expected to ...

More Myths, Misinformation About W.VaTax Reform
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

The road to tax reform in West Virginia remains seriously impeded by myths and misinformation. These involve such fundamental issues as how taxes ...

MOVING TARGETS: W.Va. Growing a Record of Changing Laws to Head Off Lawsuits
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

In August 2016, shortly after the Republican-controlled West Virginia Legislature passed a right-to-work bill that would have prevented labor unions ...

Safe Gas Pipelines Critical to Our Quality of Life
Wheeling Intelligencer

At Eagle Manufacturing, natural gas fuels our operations and provides the raw materials for many of the products we create for: spill containment, ...

McAuliffe headed to Europe for 13-day trade mission - WVVA TV Bluefield Beckley WV News ...
WVVA TV (registration)

RICHMOND, Va. ... All rights reserved. ... While Republican West Virginia legislative leaders rammed a right-to-work bill into law this year, unions and ...

Appalachian Storage Hub an opportunity for W.Va.
Parkersburg News

Throughout the history of the United States, West Virginia has done the ... and manufacturing, resulting in lost job opportunities, economic resilience, ...

Small-scale manufacturing is on the rise in American cities
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

But now, because of changes in technology and consumer tastes, smaller-scale manufacturing is making a comeback in urban areas around the ...

Energy efficiency industries find promise and barriers in W.Va.
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

The study, published last month by the nonprofit American Jobs Project, says that by providing energy solutions to manufacturersWest Virginia could ...

BSC to receive $1.5M grant for enhancement of manufacturing, technology programs
Bluefield Daily Telegraph

“A core group of skilled manufacturing workers will offer another great ... “As a long-time advocate for ARC's role in growing West Virginia's economy, ...

United States

Tax reform 'critical' to helping the manufacturing industry, National Association of Manufacturers ...
Fox Business

National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Timmons, Fox News political contributor Tammy Bruce and Patriarch Organization ...

API data show a weekly decline in US crude supply, sources say

The American Petroleum Institute reported Tuesday a decline of 2.7 million barrels in U.S. crude supplies for the week ended June 16, according to ...

Can Apple Disrupt Automotive Manufacturing?
Seeking Alpha

The automotive industry is a capital intensive industry that is difficult (some claim impossible) to disrupt. Can Apple succeed? After more than a dozen ...

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