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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

Thrasher: Shale gas the future for West Virginia
The Exponent Telegram (press release) (registration)

Attendees of the West Virginia Manufacturers Association's annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development listen to Commerce Secretary Woody ...

Senate majority leader says calling special session for Thursday premature
Beckley Register-Herald

The fact that he's come to an agreement with the Senate that tax reform proposals are positive for West Virginia moving forward is the most significant ...

Compromise coming for W.Va.
The Daily Times

House members, meanwhile, have largely opposed any raising of taxes in West Virginia. Legislation to impose a commercial activity tax (CAT) on ...

Special session called to pass West Virginia budget
WTOV Steubenville

NEWS9 IS EVERYWHERE — West Virginia Governor Jim Justice is calling the ... He wants to nix the gross revenue tax in favor of income tax reform.

How much do manufacturing jobs really matter?
West Virginia Public Broadcasting

In the Marketplace-Edison Research Poll, 80 percent of respondents said they consider manufacturing jobs to be “very important” (43.5 percent) or ...

United States

Skills Gap
Huffington Post

The National Association of Manufacturers predicts that U.S. companies will be facing two million skill related job vacancies by 2025. This adversely ...

Global Trade Magazine (blog)

American manufacturing is in the midst of a renaissance. ... National Association of Manufacturers President and CEO Jay Thomas attributes the surge ...

Tesla recruiting Mexican engineers for US plant
Taipei Times

Mexico boasts a substantial pool of manufacturing engineers, with 19 automotive plants owned by global automakers including General Motors Co, ...

Trump Gets Highest Rating for Keeping Manufacturing in US

At the same time, Americans' confidence in Trump is nearly as high as it was for Obama in April 2016, and is much higher than the 34% who were ...

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