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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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MOV congressmen support Trump order on Trans-Pacific Partnership
Parkersburg News

“It is no secret that NAFTA has hurt manufacturing jobs in West Virginia and all across the country,” Manchin said. “This trade agreement moved good ...

Stephen N. Reed: West Virginia needs a pitchman (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Still, Justice has one advantage no West Virginia governor has had for decades. West Virginia is now a right-to-work state, thanks to legislation ...

Senate committee to examine taxes, look at eliminating income tax
West Virginia Record

“We must examine every method to improve the West Virginia economy, and that certainly will include comprehensive tax reform. Our focus is to create ...

Grant funds will help launch business incubator, officials say
Huntington Herald Dispatch

"The Appalachian Hatchery, a program of the Robert C. Byrd Institute, will serve manufacturers, entrepreneurs and other individuals in West Virginia's ...

Carmichael names select committee on tax reform
West Virginia MetroNews

“I'm going to appoint a special select committee on tax reform within the West Virginia Senate to analyze the manner in which we tax the citizens of ...

Italian manufacturer coming to Weirton
Huntington Herald Dispatch

WEIRTON, W.Va. - An Italian manufacturing company is moving forward with plans to invest $9 million toward a new facility on West Virginia's ...

Leading Business Organizations Have High Hopes for Legislative Session
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

The leaders of West Virginia's two largest business organizations have ... Membersof the West Virginia Manufacturers Association would like to see ...

United States

Automation Federation to present at this week's 2017 Workforce DevelopmentInstitute conference

It will bring together education leaders, manufacturing executives, and workforce and economic development experts from both government and ...

Trump Pulls US From Trans-Pacific Partnership

The American Chemistry Council has been strongly supportive of the deal, saying that “future economic growth for the chemical sector depends on ...

Trump signs executive orders on manufacturing, infrastructure

U.S. President Donald Trump signs an executive order to advance construction of the Keystone XL pipeline at the White House in Washington January ...

Trump to auto chiefs: environmental regulations 'out of control'
Chicago Tribune

President Donald Trump told the chief executives of the country's largest automobile manufacturers Tuesday that environmental regulations are "out of ...

Lithium-ion battery manufacturing to triple by 2020
Automotive World (press release)

Giant battery manufacturing plants are being built to serve rising demand in the electric vehicle (EV) segment. Many experts believe that this could ...

API welcomes President Trump's commitment to nation's energy infrastructure
PR Newswire (press release)

WASHINGTON, Jan. 24, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- API President and CEO Jack Gerard released the following statement following the ...

Trump to Manufacturers: We'll Cut Regulations and Taxes
MFRTech (press release)

According to a study published by the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), manufacturers face 297,696 restrictions on their operations from ...

Manufacturing Law Predictions for 2017: Labor and Employment
JD Supra (press release)

Expect to see the beginning of the roll-back on the pro-labor initiatives of the Obama-era. I do not expect to see a repeal of the NLRB's “Quickie ...

Samsung Announces Rigorous 8-Point Battery Safety Check To Avoid Another Galaxy Note 7-Like ...
Tech Times

"Since the Galaxy Note 7 recall, we've re-assessed every step of the smartphone manufacturing process and developed the 8-Point Battery Safety ...

US-China Trade Is About to Change—And It Has Nothing To Do with Trump
The National Interest Online

With the new Trump administration promising to alter the equation, bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States and generally make America ...

Plastics Industry Association Sees Strength in Industry Numbers
Plastics Technology

On Jan. 17, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced that Carteaux would serve as chair of the NAM's Council of Manufacturing ...

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