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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

Trump team: 'We think we can rely' on Manchin
The Hill (blog)

"Hopefully we can rely upon him for infrastructure, for tax reform, for...

West Virginia

Trump team: 'We think we can rely' on Manchin
The Hill (blog)

"Hopefully we can rely upon him for infrastructure, for tax reform, for repealing and repealing ObamaCare so that people in West Virginia and all ...

Blue Wolk acquires EPP assets
PE Hub (subscription) (blog)

EPP was founded in 2007, is headquartered in Fairmont, West Virginia and has ... Founded in 2007, the company has locations in West Virginia, ...

WV Toyota official describes what company expects from suppliers
Malaysia Sun (press release)

Toyota Motor Manufacturing West Virginia wants the same relationship it has with its suppliers that it has with its customers, a company official told a ...

Rebecca McPhail: Manufacturers seek more jobs for West Virginians (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)

The West Virginia Manufacturers Association was identified in the article as one of the groups that supported the pulp mill then. Guilty as charged, and ...

P&G in Martinsburg Hires First Employees
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

The facility will be the company's first in West Virginia and the largest P&G manufacturing site built in a decade. When it's completed, it'll cover more ...

Lawmakers talk through achievements, goals for state
Martinsburg Journal

Cowles said education reform and a fair tax system are some of his goal for the ... “We spend a good bit of money in the state of West Virginia on K-12 ...

WV Apprentice Training Program Goes National
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

“In our grant, we work with a company at their site,” she said. ... Curry said Apprenticeship Works can help companies with as few as two employees.

Toyota names Curry as new president at West Virginia plant
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Leah Curry has been selected as the new president of the Toyota Motor Manufacturing of West Virginia engine plant, effective Jan. 3, 2017. She will ...

United States

ToolingU-SME Report Reveals Manufacturers Are Not Addressing Skills Gap

At that event, Tooling U-SME, "the world's leading provider of training and workforce development solutions for manufacturing companies and ...

National Association of Manufacturers hails Trump administration as 'music to manufacturers' ears'
BizPac Review

After eight years of arduous and burdensome labor and environmental regulations imposed by the Obama administration, the National Association of ...

Preparing Unemployed Workers for High-Tech Manufacturing
WPI News

The days of entry-level manufacturing jobs with employees pushing brooms and packing boxes in dark, dirty factories are nearly over and WPI ...

Dow Chemical CEO To Head Manufacturing Panel Under Trump

Trump told the audience in Grand Rapids that Dow Chemical CEO Andrew Liveris would head the American Manufacturing Council. Details of the ...

Boeing isn't the only aircraft manufacturer in Trump's crosshairs

God knows Obama has enough czars that do nothing but cost money. ... Florida playing the leading roles in testing and manufacturing the jet fighter.

Manufacturing's Greatest Days Lie Ahead Thanks to Donald Trump
U.S. News & World Report

Team Trump's promotion of domestic energy will yield significant economic ..... The Manufacturing Institute, an affiliate of the National Association of ...

New legislation encourages universities to improve manufacturing education

The 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is based on the Manufacturing Universities legislation, led by U.S. Senators Chris Coons (D-Del.) ...

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