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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

Maryland countertop manufacturer relocates to West Virginia
Baltimore Sun

Countertop Solutions opened its facility in the Eastern...


West Virginia

Maryland countertop manufacturer relocates to West Virginia
Baltimore Sun

Countertop Solutions opened its facility in the Eastern Panhandle community of Falling Water earlier this month. The West Virginia Department of ...

West Virginia Senate Committee Leaders Set; Northern Panhandle Representatives Get ...
Wheeling Intelligencer

West Virginia Senate Committee Leaders Set; Northern Panhandle ... Likely high on the list will be education reform and tax reform — something ...

Plans approved for W.Va. warehouse, manufacturing facility
Herald-Mail Media

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. — A 296,000-square-foot facility for warehouse and light-manufacturing uses at the Berkeley Business Park property south of ...

West Virginia legislators look ahead to their next sessions
WHAG

West Virginia legislators look ahead to their next sessions ... but perhaps tax reform during the upcoming session to make West Virginia more attractive ...

New Hires, Training, and Construction - Procter & Gamble on Track
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

West Virginia's first Procter and Gamble manufacturing site located in Martinsburg has been accepting job applications since October 2015, and now ...

United States

US manufacturing job openings at 9-year high
NBC2 News

... about 78% of manufacturers are either somewhat, or very, positive about their future outlook, according to the National Association of Manufacturers.

The future of manufacturing production and jobsmanufacturing productionis well; manufacturing ...
Newsexaminer
Manufacturing employment in the US peaked in 1977, and in Indiana in 1973. In most Midwestern manufacturing cities, the peak was in the 1960s.

Manufacturing Matters Even If It Doesn't Create Many Jobs
Bloomberg

Manufacturing employment in the U.S. has been on the decline since the late 1970s. Trade with China and other countries has played a role in that, ...

EPA Considers Changing Definition of 'Small' Chemical Company
Chem.Info

Current chemical reporting laws exempt companies with less than $4 ... but the Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act, in addition to creating new processes ...

US Senator Kirsten Gillibrand Announces Bipartisan “Manufacturing Universities” Legislation
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute, the ninth manufacturing hub awarded by the Obama Administration, will focus on innovations such as ...

Oregon State University tapped to help make U.S. chemical industries more efficient
Portland Business Journal

Oregon State University is set to play a key role in a new federal effort aimed at improving efficiency in U.S. chemical industries. The university said it ...

ACC and NAFRA Launch "Celebrate Safely" Campaign to Improve Holiday FireSafety
Yahoo Sports

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Chemistry Council's North American Flame Retardant Alliance (NAFRA), ...


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