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Comments   |   Workforce Development

The Talent War – Engaging Top Talent in a Multi-Generational Workforce

The Talent War – Engaging Top Talent in a Multi-Generational Workforce The Manufacturing and Distribution sectors are making a big comeback in the U.S. We’ve seen continued expansion on U.S. soil, and hiring managers in these sectors are poised to add staff, but we aren’t seeing a multitude of people ready to take on these […]

Comments   |   Workforce Development

2016 MSI Annual Report is Now Available!

In 2016, we doubled access and capacity through MSI Workforce Solutions impacting industry and workforce leaders across Virginia. We inspired and engaged the MSI Academic and Workforce Network, students, job seekers, parents and anyone working on workforce solutions in Virginia. When you see the star symbol in our report, that indicates a doubling of that particular […]

Comments   |   Legislative

VMA 2017 Crossover Report is Now Available!

VMA 2017 Crossover Report   The VMA 2017 Crossover Report is now available.   For assistance on how to make the most of grass roots advocacy or for more details about VMA’s legislative resources, please contact Kimberly Noonan, VMA Member Services Director, at (804) 528-4482 or by email at knoonan@vammanufacturers.com.   

Comments   |   General

Nestle USA To Move Headquarters To Virginia

Nestle USA To Move Headquarters To Virginia World’s largest food company reinforces commitment to operating at the forefront of changing consumer demands Nestle News Release >>

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President-Elect Donald Trump: Possible Manufacturing and Distribution Industry Tax Impacts & Considerations

President-Elect Donald Trump: Possible Manufacturing and Distribution Industry Tax Impacts & Considerations On November 8, 2016, Donald Trump was elected the United States’s 45th president.  Although nothing is definitive at this time, President-elect Trump focused on tax reform as a large piece of the economic component of his campaign and has previously indicated that he […]

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Keiter Releases 2017 Manufacturing Survey – U.S. Manufacturers Are Optimistic, Expecting Revenue Growth in 2017

Despite Industry Headwinds, U.S. Manufacturers Are Optimistic, Expecting Revenue Growth in 2017 Keiter, a nationally recognized professional services firm, today jointly released the results from the 2017 Leading Edge Alliance (LEA Global) National Manufacturing Outlook Survey. With more than 250 participants, this survey report contains the expectations and opinions of manufacturing executives in more than 20 […]

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Minimum wage, sales tax, education among legislative priorities for business groups

Minimum wage, sales tax, education among legislative priorities for business groups Major business organizations in Virginia are planning to “play defense” in the 2017 General Assembly session against some legislative proposals, such as increasing the minimum wage, while also lobbying against budget cuts for programs that help their industries. At least two bills already have […]

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Legislation to Strengthen Virginia’s Economic Development Partnership

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe December 12, 2016 Office of the Governor: Contact: Brian Coy at Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he will introduce legislation in the upcoming 2017 General Assembly session to strengthen oversight, accountability and management at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). “The legislation we are announcing […]

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New Battleground State Poll: Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Energy Infrastructure Investment

New Battleground State Poll: Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Energy Infrastructure Investment Clear Majority of Voters Say Development of Pipelines, Power Lines Will Spur Job Creation, Boost the Economy  RICHMOND, VA — More than 80 percent of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia voters believe public and private investment in infrastructure, including energy infrastructure, would have a positive […]

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VMA Calls on General Assembly to Expedite Formation of VA International Trade Corporation

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