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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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Coal state lawmakers look to new sources of jobs in infrastructure bill
Washington Examiner

The storage facilities would attract development and manufacturing jobs, ... West Virginia and Ohio sit on one of the largest deposits of ethane in the ...

West Virginia Senate passes tax reform, revenue bill
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

After haggling all day over the details, members of the West Virginia Senate on Tuesday, May 16 passed a tax reform and revenue bill that is expected ...

Justice Urges Support for Tax Reform Measure
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear about the ongoing budget negotiations at the Capitol. Democratic Gov. Jim Justice is asking for support for his ...

Alkane Truck Company Inks Deal with Assembly Partner in West Virginia
PR Web (press release)

Alkane Truck Company, the South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced it has inked a deal with Glen's Towing of ...

West Virginia has miserable company when it comes to budget troubles
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia has miserable company when it comes to budget troubles ... “What I do think is out of the norm is the type of tax reform they're talking ...

Justice Adds 2 Bills to Special Session Call
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

As members of the West Virginia Legislature return to Charleston Monday to ... The first of those bills is to increase the consumer sales and use tax on ... fiscal year, unable to reach a compromise on a tax reform bill that was voted ...

West Virginia, Ohio senators introduce bill to study ethane storage
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

“Making the most of our energy and manufacturing potential is critical to driving economic growth and development in states like West Virginia and ...

Budget compromise could include slower rollout of income tax changes
West Virginia MetroNews

“The governor is still, and I believe rightly so, committed to fundamental tax reform in which we cut taxes for working West Virginians. He still very much ...

United States

Reshoring manufacturing to US continued in 2016

KILDEER, Ill. — For the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore. The combined ...

Manufacturing Isn't Dead, It's Evolving
Manufacturing.net (blog)

Of manufacturing jobs lost between 2000 and 2010, 85 percent were due to technology-enabled automation, not companies fleeing the country.

Apple (AAPL) to Invest $200M in Corning to Inspire Innovation

The two companies have created over 1000 jobs in the U.S over the last 10 years, spanning across manufacturing, commercial and research ...

Why Tesla Could Become the Next Apple

Ford ended up selling 15 million Model T cars by 1927, and the continuous assembly line remains the foundation of automobile manufacturing to this ...

Carmichael: Senate Tax Plan will Be Base of Budget Compromise
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Senate President Mitch Carmichael says ... Carmichael says that budget deal will be based on a tax reform plan ...

Manufacturing Critical to US Standard of Living
Material Handling & Logistics

Seventy-one percent of respondents believe that the U.S. should ensure ... said Jay Timmons CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.

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