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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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West Virginia

Justice takes office as West Virginia governor
Herald-Mail Media

... statewide office at age 65, Justice outlined some proposals to help West Virginia's teachers, highways, jobs, tax receipts, forestry and manufacturing.

WVa. Attorney General ready to work with Jim Justice
The News Center

(WTAP) - West Virginia's attorney general is ready to work with the ... coordinated the right way and I want this governor and legislature to work with me ...

Longtime coal consultant named WVDEP secretary
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

elect Jim Justice to be West Virginia's Department of Environmental ... Rebecca McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, ...

Business tax question remains as new administration takes over
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

Rebecca McPhail, president of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association, of which Sistersville Tank Works is a member, said the tax creates a ...

West Virginia GOP Lawmakers 'Disappointed' In Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin's Proposed Budget During ...
Wheeling Intelligencer

Ferns said his goal is to broaden West Virginia's tax base, making it ... to make the Joint Select Committee on Tax Reform a regular committee that will ...

United States

Ex-Im President Hochberg: Manufacturing Jobs Trump Agenda

Export-Import Bank of U.S. Chairman and President Fred Hochberg discusses Donald Trump's meeting with Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg and the ...

EPA: Industrial facilities slashed toxic emissions by 50% since 2005
Kallanish Energy (subscription)

Those plants must detail toxic chemicals released for the previous year by ... administrator for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention.

GM to invest $1 billion in U.S. manufacturing, move axle work from Mexico
Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

DETROIT -- General Motors today said it would invest $1 billion in its U.S. manufacturing operations to create or retain 1,500 jobs in this country.

Withdrawal from NAFTA would cost US jobs, CAR study finds
Automotive News (subscription) (blog)

Doing so would require the 10 largest auto manufacturers to add about 1 million units of production capacity to the U.S. to produce other models.

Trump says German automakers will pay tariff on cars built outside US

German manufacturers and suppliers increased their production of cars in the U.S. from 214,000 to 850,000 between 2009 and 2016, according to ...

Manufacturing trends to watch in 2017
BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

Preliminary figures show the U.S. losing 63,000 manufacturing jobs between January and December. In Wisconsin, job totals were basically flat ...

DoD Announces Award of New Advanced Robotics Manufacturing (ARM) Innovation Hub in ...
EIN News (press release)

... Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, and Wisconsin will organize the current fragmented domestic capabilities in manufacturing robotics technology ...

Study Reveals 83% of Manufacturing Leaders See Increased Productivity fromSafety Programs
Yahoo Finance

The research was conducted with Plant Engineering magazine to better understand workplace safety in manufacturing. The research also examined ...

US Lost 286000 Manufacturing Jobs Under Obama—But Gained 3238800 in Retail, Food Services ...

But, at the same time, the United States gained 3,238,800 jobs in retail, food services and drinking places. Manufacturing workers, however, had ...

Apple, Inc. Is About to Expand US Manufacturing, but It's Not What You Think

We've already seen a handful of domestic companies cave to the political pressure, altering investment plans to focus on U.S. facilities in some cases.

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