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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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Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Named VMA Workforce Partner of the Year

Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center Named VMA Workforce Partner of the Year – Center Works with Industry to Ensure Pipeline of Skilled Workers – Williamsburg, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) announced the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) as the recipient of the 2016 VMA Workforce Partner of the Year Award for its […]

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VMA Elects Board of Directors

VMA Elects Board of Directors -Scott Tilley of STIHL Inc. Elected Chairman- -VMA Board Launches New Vision 2020 Fundraising Campaign-   WILLIAMSBURG, VA – Today the Virginia Manufacturers Association elected its Board of Directors at its 94th Annual Meeting in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Scott Tilley, General Counsel for STIHL Inc. in Virginia Beach, was re-elected as […]

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VMA Announces New Member Benefit Partner

RCM&D is the Preferred Insurance Provider for the VMA  RICHMOND, Virginia – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) has formed a new member benefit program with RCM&D, a leading independent insurance advisory and risk management firm.  As the new preferred insurance provider for the VMA, RCM&D will provide association members with cost-effective, custom risk management, insurance […]

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MSI Launches New Learning Network

MSI Launches New Learning Network -Enhanced Online Learning Lab, Training & Testing Tools- RICHMOND, VA – The Manufacturing Skills Institute (MSI) launched its new MSI Learning Network on Wednesday, October 26, 2016.  The Network is designed to enhance the learning experience for trainers and students participating in MSI’s skills certification programs and assessments, such as […]

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State Publishes New Environmental and Regulatory Reports

State Publishes New Environmental and Regulatory Reports MFG Regulatory Costs Estimated at $5 Billion per Year  Richmond, VA, September 30, 2016 – The Commonwealth of Virginia released two new publications at the 14th Annual Virginia Environmental Health & Safety Conference. The update to the cost of regulatory compliance study released by the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission […]

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A Labor Legacy to Remember: Years of Excessive Overregulation

A Labor Legacy to Remember:  Years of Excessive Overregulation Washington, D.C., September 22, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) released a new study today that outlines the destructive legacy this administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees and the communities in which they live. […]