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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

Coal state lawmakers look to new sources of jobs in infrastructure bill
Washington Examiner

The storage facilities would attract development and manufacturing jobs, ... West Virginia and Ohio sit on one of the largest deposits of ethane in the ...

West Virginia Senate passes tax reform, revenue bill
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

After haggling all day over the details, members of the West Virginia Senate on Tuesday, May 16 passed a tax reform and revenue bill that is expected ...

Justice Urges Support for Tax Reform Measure
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, we hear about the ongoing budget negotiations at the Capitol. Democratic Gov. Jim Justice is asking for support for his ...

Alkane Truck Company Inks Deal with Assembly Partner in West Virginia
PR Web (press release)

Alkane Truck Company, the South Carolina-based assembler of alternative fuel vehicles, has announced it has inked a deal with Glen's Towing of ...

West Virginia has miserable company when it comes to budget troubles
West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia has miserable company when it comes to budget troubles ... “What I do think is out of the norm is the type of tax reform they're talking ...

Justice Adds 2 Bills to Special Session Call
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

As members of the West Virginia Legislature return to Charleston Monday to ... The first of those bills is to increase the consumer sales and use tax on ... fiscal year, unable to reach a compromise on a tax reform bill that was voted ...

West Virginia, Ohio senators introduce bill to study ethane storage
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

“Making the most of our energy and manufacturing potential is critical to driving economic growth and development in states like West Virginia and ...

Budget compromise could include slower rollout of income tax changes
West Virginia MetroNews

“The governor is still, and I believe rightly so, committed to fundamental tax reform in which we cut taxes for working West Virginians. He still very much ...

United States

Reshoring manufacturing to US continued in 2016

KILDEER, Ill. — For the first time in decades, more manufacturing jobs are returning to the United States than are going offshore. The combined ...

Manufacturing Isn't Dead, It's Evolving (blog)

Of manufacturing jobs lost between 2000 and 2010, 85 percent were due to technology-enabled automation, not companies fleeing the country.

Apple (AAPL) to Invest $200M in Corning to Inspire Innovation

The two companies have created over 1000 jobs in the U.S over the last 10 years, spanning across manufacturing, commercial and research ...

Why Tesla Could Become the Next Apple

Ford ended up selling 15 million Model T cars by 1927, and the continuous assembly line remains the foundation of automobile manufacturing to this ...

Carmichael: Senate Tax Plan will Be Base of Budget Compromise
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

On this West Virginia Morning, Senate President Mitch Carmichael says ... Carmichael says that budget deal will be based on a tax reform plan ...

Manufacturing Critical to US Standard of Living
Material Handling & Logistics

Seventy-one percent of respondents believe that the U.S. should ensure ... said Jay Timmons CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers.

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