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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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Senate working tax reform bill that puts focus on consumption taxes
West Virginia MetroNews

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A tax reform bill on track for a final vote in the West Virginia Senate by Wednesday is designed to shift West Virginia more ...

Tax reforms on the brink in both houses on crossover day
West Virginia MetroNews

On “crossover day” at the state Legislature, tax reform bills in both houses ... “West Virginia has long struggled economically, and a better tax code ...

West Virginia Leaders Rejoice Over Reversal of Clean Power Plan
Wheeling Intelligencer

Photo by Scott McCloskey American Electric Power still burns coal at the Cardinal Plant in Jefferson County, though the company plans to transition ...

Trump signs energy executive order
West Virginia MetroNews

Twenty-seven states, including West Virginia, filed suit over the plan's ... preserve America's coal industry, expand our manufacturing renaissance that ...

West Virginia Senate votes to revise water pollution limits

The change has long been sought by the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, which says it will help redevelopment of vacant industrial ...

W.Va. Gov. Justice vetoes 'Right to Work' Senate Bill

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Gov. Jim Justice delivered the first veto of his administration on Tuesday, saying Senate Bill 330 needs “its day in ...

Valtronics Solutions Builds Process Training Unit for West Virginia University Parkersburg Campus

Valtronics Solutions Builds Process Training Unit for West Virginia ... liquefied natural gas, natural gas liquids, petroleum and chemical industries, ...

Marshall County Commissioner Robert Miller's Road Development Measure Moving in West ...
Wheeling Intelligencer

A bill passed into law in 2011 granted 10-year tax exemptions to companies that invested more than $50 million to start facilities in West Virginia.

Breaking the cycle
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Between 1930 and 1960, glass production appeared to be North Central West Virginia's first opportunity to diversify into a modern manufacturing ...

Pence Talks Health Care, Taxes, in W.Va. Visit
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

Pence Talks Health Care, Taxes, in W.Va. ... Vice President Mike Pence made several stops in West Virginia Saturday, March 25, ... tax reform and that kind of thing,” said Putnam County native Caleb Turner before the crowd began ...

United States

Robots expected to take 38 percent of US jobs by the 2030s

Robots expected to take 38 percent of U.S. jobs by the 2030s ... This, not trade, accounts for 88 percent of the manufacturing jobs lost in recent years, ...

Technology is killing jobs, and only technology can save them

Robotics and automation have been linked to lost manufacturing jobs in the U.S., and even the most pro-technology industry analysts would have a ...

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