State news, releases and Information

By March 2, 2016 Read More →

WVMA hosting 2016 Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference

Charleston, W.Va. – The West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA) will host the second annual Marcellus and Manufacturing Development Conference (MMDC) March 23-24, 2016, at the Charleston Civic Center in conjunction with the West Virginia Construction and Design Exposition. One of the region’s largest manufacturing events, it combines the former WVMA Leadership Summit and Marcellus-to-Manufacturing Conference.   […]

By February 29, 2016 Read More →

Senate passes farm-to-food bank tax credit

Release from the WV Senate:  CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The West Virginia Senate today passed Senate Bill 399, which would create a tax credit for farmers who choose to donate their products to one of the state’s food banks. The bill, which originated in the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development, passed unanimously. Sponsors include Agriculture […]

By November 12, 2015 Read More →

WV veterans launch effort to support Justice for governor

“Veterans for Justice, Justice for Veterans” announces co-chairs   CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In conjunction with Veterans Day, the Jim Justice campaign announced co-chairs for “Veterans for Justice, Justice for Veterans” — a coalition of veterans across West Virginia who support Jim Justice for governor. The leaders of this grassroots group will assist in advising Justice on important […]

By November 9, 2015 Read More →

Hardwood Alliance Zone hosts Chinese and North American webinars

  ELKINS, W.Va. – The West Virginia Hardwood Alliance Zone, in another step to expand its national and international business development outreach, hosted two webinars – one for North America and one for China. The Hardwood Alliance Zone’s webinars were designed to introduce companies to what the Hardwood Alliance Zone is, does, and can offer […]

Small Business Authority lending at new high
By November 2, 2015 Read More →

Small Business Authority lending at new high

More than $23.6 billion by 7(a) Program; Community Advantage Reaches $100 Million and Recruits 100th Lender   WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fiscal year 2015 proved yet another stellar year for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), as most of its financial assistance programs reached new, all-time records, which translates into substantially increased access to capital for the […]

By October 5, 2015 Read More →

$500,000 grant to TechConnect West Virginia focuses on job creation in 40 counties

TechConnect West Virginia get funding from USEDA CHARLESTON, W.Va. –  TechConnect West Virginia has been awarded a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) to spur innovation and entrepreneurship, long-term competitiveness and diversification and job creation across West Virginia. The program, known as ScaleUp West Virginia, is a two-year suite of programs designed to accelerate the states’ […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Manchin to host VA Secretary McDonald for statewide tour, Capito to join

Manchin and McDonald will speak directly with West Virginia Veterans, health care professionals, members of the National Guard and other officials and community members about the challenges facing our Veteran community Stops will be made in Charleston, Huntington, Maxwelton and Kingwood Washington, D.C. – This week, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) will host U.S. Department […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

Manchin shares thoughts on Pope Francis’ address to Congress

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) today issued the following statement on Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress. “I was blessed and honored to hear Pope Francis’ address to the United States Congress and the American people. His call to raise those out of poverty, lend a hand to our neighbors, […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

American Political Science Association announces Congressional Fellowship Program

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS APSA Congressional Fellowship Program 2016-2017 Congressional Fellowships for Journalists The American Political Science Association Congressional Fellowship Program is currently accepting online applications for congressional fellowships for journalists. The nine-month program in Washington, DC, gives journalists a hands-on understanding of Congress and the legislative process through placements in congressional offices. Fellows begin their fellowship year with […]

By September 24, 2015 Read More →

NAA offering new webinar on merchandising the newspaper

In the midst of a challenging year for newspaper retail sales, it’s critical to focus on the merchandising basics with a methodical approach to identify opportunities and maximize the potential of key accounts. The importance of retail outlets as the primary sales channel for single copy sales means that merchandising at the store level is […]