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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.

West Virginia

Toyota announces executive changes in North America
Automotive World (press release)

Leah Curry is appointed Toyota...

West Virginia

Toyota announces executive changes in North America
Automotive World (press release)

Leah Curry is appointed Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia president in Buffalo, W. Va. She will have responsibilities for all manufacturing and ...

United States

Trump could hit a brick wall on NAFTA

Meanwhile, the National Association of Manufacturers calls NAFTA “a boost to U.S. manufacturing competitiveness.” “We look forward to working with ...

The Manufacturing Recovery Should Push the Dow Above 20000

Moving to the Richmond Fed, which covers Virginia, West Virginia, North & South Carolina, Maryland and D.C., a strong rise in production and new ...

Panasonic, Tesla announce plan to bring over 1000 jobs to Buffalo, New York

More good news is heading for American manufacturing next year: Both Tesla and Panasonic decided to create hundreds of jobs and begin ...

Workers require higher skill level
Lexington Dispatch

“In the industry, it is referred to as the “middle skills gap,'" Jackson said. “For people in the manufacturing industry, it is important to have this whole ...

ACC: US specialty chemicals markets rise during 4Q 2016
Hydrocarbon Processing

WASHINGTON – The American Chemistry Council (ACC) reported that US specialty chemicals market volumes rose 0.4% in November. This follows a ...

Make 'Made In America' Great Again

Mr. Groverman is an entrepreneurial attorney and CEO of Grovara LLC, ... to the National Association of Manufacturers, the U.S. manufactures more ...

US manufacturing job openings at 9-year high

In October, there were 322,000 job openings in manufacturing -- about the same level as in 2007. It has tripled since hitting a low of 99,000 during the ...

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