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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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WV businessman meets with Trump
Huntington Herald Dispatch

Joe Eddy of Eagle Manufacturing Co. in Wellsburg, Brooke County, said the discussion included excessive, unbalanced regulations that are harmful to ..

Trump hosts local manufacturing owner at White House
Dayton Daily News

Staub, 47, participated in a “listening session” for small manufacturers held by inviting members of the National Association of Manufacturers.

House Moving Forward with Sales Tax Changes
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

“One of the things that we learned in tax reform that we've been studying for ... “West Virginia's tax structure is pushing jobs and people away from this state. ... He said the amendment only increases taxes on West Virginia consumers ...

House takes final crack at tax reform
The Dominion Post

CHARLESTON — Various tax reform bills have hit brick walls of opposition this ... permission from The West Virginia Newspaper Publishing Co.

Tax reform package needs more thorough review
Beckley Register-Herald

In the midst of West Virginia's always chaotic legislative session, lawmakers have decided to have a philosophical debate about tax reform. Last week ...

Senate Votes to Override Right to Work Fix
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Justice noted in his veto message that lawmakers should wait for a final decision from the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals before changing ...

West Virginia governor vetoes legislation clarifying right-to-work law
JURIST

[JURIST] West Virginia Governor Jim Justice [official profile] on Tuesday vetoed [press release] Senate Bill 330 [text], an attempt to clarify the ...

United States

Jobs departing US for Mexico again
The Ledger

DALLAS — After Donald Trump's election, the flow of manufacturers setting up shop south of the border dwindled to a trickle. Ford Motor Co. and ...

CSX recognizes 71 customers for safe hazmat practices
Progressive Rail Roading

CSX Corp. has presented 71 customers its annual Chemical Safety Award for their commitment to the safe transportation of hazardous materials, the ...

U.S. manufacturing activity pulls back from 2-1/2-year high
Nasdaq

Factory activity index eases off 2-1/2-year high in March * Manufacturing employment gauge highest since 2011 * Construction spending rises 0.8 ...

Manufacturing in U.S. Kept Expanding at Robust Pace in March
Bloomberg

President Donald Trump on Friday touted a National Association of Manufacturers survey showing optimism among members was at a 20-year high.

US Senate creates chemistry caucus
Chemistry World (subscription)

The House of Representatives launched its own chemistry caucus in ... Calvin Dooley, the American Chemistry Council's president and CEO, said ...


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