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WVMA Media Minute

Media Minute— a weekly dispatch of local, national and world news impacting West Virginia’s manufacturing industry.

West Virginia

Utilities save millions because of federal tax reform
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia Consumer Advocate Jackie Roberts told MetroNews the money clearly belongs to the customers. “They (the utilities) had taxes in their ...

Justice, Capito announce 'Opportunity Zones'
Williamson Daily News

Opportunity Zones were created and added to the federal tax code as a ... are yet another way tax reform is going to help West Virginians create jobs, drive ... A full list of West Virginia's 55 Opportunity Zone designations can be found ...

Procter & Gamble Co. receives environmental award for voluntary cleanup
Herald-Mail Media

Procter & Gamble Co. recently was recognized by the West Virginia ... of the company's sprawling new manufacturing plant in Berkeley County, W.Va.

2 'opportunity zones' designated in Fairmont
WV News

Opportunity zones were created as a means to offer tax relief in exchange for ... Preservation Tax Credit; tax reform is directly benefiting West Virginia ...

Liberal and conservative policy organizations believe tariffs with China could hurt the US
WV News

Ted Boettner, director of the left-of-center West Virginia Center on Budget ... 28,000 manufacturing jobs, and another 7,200 jobs in the service sector.

Mid-Ohio Valley features six West Virginia Opportunity Zones
Parkersburg News

Mid-Ohio Valley features six West Virginia Opportunity Zones ... Va. A provision of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Qualified Opportunity Zones ... Parkersburg — Mixed manufacturing, commercial and residential areas near U.S. 50 ...

Guest editorial (Bluefield): Opportunity Zones focus on investment (Daily Mail)
Charleston Gazette-Mail

Va., said. “These Opportunity Zones are yet another way tax reform is going to help West Virginians create jobs, drive economic growth and attract ...

United States

US and China Clash Over 'Technology Transfer' at WTO
U.S. News & World Report

It was a lose-lose proposition for foreign investors, he said, and not just Americans. All countries would see their competitiveness eroded if China's ...

There Are 391000 Open Manufacturing Jobs. The Heroes MAKE America Program Helps Veterans ...

That's why the National Association of ManufacturersManufacturing Institute—the organization I lead, which is dedicated to enhancing manufacturing ...

US-EU Trade War: Time's Running Out
Seeking Alpha

U.S.-EU Trade War: Time's Running Out ... the EU has taken the principal stance that it does not want to breach the WTO rules for international trade.

What's next for manufacturing?
Kingsport Times News

Rice stressed that three and a half million manufacturing jobs will need to be filled in the next decade, and two million of those jobs could go unfilled ...

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