News & Policy

The WV Business & Industry Council works to keep its membership up to date on issues of importance to the employer community. Below find recent organizational news releases, news clippings, action alerts and other information relevant to our membership.

  • WV Business Leaders Denounce EPA Emission Rules

    August 7th, 2015

    WV Business Leaders Denounce EPA Emission Rules

    Requests Gov. Tomblin to reject Clean Power Plan

    CHARLESTON, WV – The Obama Administration’s announced adoption today of a revised and even more stringent Clean Power Plan will further speed the erosion of West Virginia’s economy and lead to higher electric bills for state consumers and businesses, representatives of the West Virginia Business & Industry Council announced today.

  • Business & Industry Council hears reports on key issues facing the state

    July 24th, 2015

    Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    Business & Industry Council hears reports on key issues facing the state

    Posted: Friday, July 24, 2015 4:15 am

    By BILL ARCHER Bluefield Daily Telegraph

    BLUEFIELD — After a lunch break following the West Virginia Coal Forum, the West Virginia Business and Industry Council took center stage for a discussion on key issues facing the state. Chris Hamilton, chair of the BIC, served as coordinator for the event

  • WV Business Leaders and Legislators Discuss Key State Issues

    May 22nd, 2015

    A meeting to help find ways to help West Virginia move forward was held Thursday.

    A group of business leaders and legislators came together at Oglebay to discuss key issues facing the state. Some of those included: tax reform, education, right to work and prevailing wage. (Read the full story on WTRF-TV)

  • W.Va. Senate President: GOP Has To Keep Appeal to Remain in Power

    May 22nd, 2015

     

    WHEELING - West Virginia Senate President William Cole said the new GOP majority must continue giving everyone a seat at the policymaking table if it is to retain control of the Legislature in a state where only 29 percent of registered voters are Republicans.

  • WV BIC Welcomes Proctor & Gamble to West Virginia

    February 13th, 2015

    CHARLESTON, WV – On behalf of the state’s major business trade associations and employers, the West Virginia Business & Industry Council (BIC) welcomes Proctor & Gamble (P&G) to West Virginia! Click here for the full press release (pdf).

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