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Conference to focus on economic revitalization of West Virginia

Savage Grant founder Patrick Farrell will discuss issues related to the economic revitalization of West Virginia during the sold-out Small Communities, Big Solutions conference to be held October 22 and 23 in South Charleston, West Virginia. Mr. Farrell will be part of a panel discussion highlighting innovative solutions to workforce development. During the discussion, he plans to highlight the work …

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CNBC Video: Opportunity Zone investments could transform low-income communities

In this video, CNBC analysts outline the potential of opportunity zone investments to transform low-income communities. The Savage Grant Opportunity Zone fund invests in designated opportunity zones in West Virginia and throughout central Appalachia. “I can’t think of anything else that has the power to transform [low-income] communities the way this does.” – Mark Ein for CNBC About Opportunity Zone …

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Brookings Institution: Opportunity Zones and Shared Prosperity: Emerging Principles

Since their enactment in the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones have attracted significant interest as a potential major source of untapped capital to revitalize America’s struggling neighborhoods and communities. A growing number of local leaders are eager to turn this buzz into investment that delivers economically inclusive and racially equitable outcomes. Yet those leaders face an important …

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The business community must lead in addressing the opioid crisis

Earlier today, our founder and President, Patrick Farrell, joined other leaders from across WV to discuss solutions to the opioid crisis. This is such an important issue for our region, and the small business community has a crucial role to play in providing employment & support. As Patrick said, “Unfortunately, leaders don’t always get to pick their battles. The opioid crisis …

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IndustryWeek: How to Handle Big Data, Before It Handles You

IndustryWeek: How to Handle Big Data, Before It Handles You When done right Software-as-a-Service systems make data analysis much easier, but getting it right requires deliberate action. Here are some tips. Andrew Rieser | Aug 20, 2018 This article was originally published in IndustryWeek.  Remember the old days on the job … say, 10 or 15 years ago? Back then, you probably …

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Manufacturing.net: In Modern Manufacturing, It’s ‘Innovate or Die’

Manufacturing.net: In Modern Manufacturing, It’s ‘Innovate or Die’ This article was originally published in Manufacturing.net. “It used to be that a CEO could maintain the same basic formula for creating, delivering and capturing value for his entire career. Now, it’s unlikely to last a decade.”– Greg Satell In his groundbreaking 2012 book, the Business Model Innovation Factory, Saul Kaplan argued that companies …

Industry Week: Know your customers, industry 4.0 edition

This article was originally published in Industry Week on June 7, 2018 By Andrew Rieser, President of Mountain Point How you can better use your CRM system to think beyond traditional channels and master the fundamentals of engagement with end-users. Not so long ago, manufacturing was singularly about making things. Manufacturing companies would develop and create a product, hand it …