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Governor McAuliffe Announces 50 New Jobs in Isle of Wight County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that ST Tissue LLC, a manufacturer of high-quality tissue, towel and napkin products, will invest $35 million to expand its operation in Isle of Wight County. The company will add a new tissue machine and
Governor McAuliffe Announces $196,000 in Building Collaborative Communities Funding
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $196,000 in funding for three collaborative efforts in Virginia through the Building Collaborative Communities (BCC) program. The program promotes regional economic collaboration in economically-distressed
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s 1st Cybersecurity Apprenticeship Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the establishment of Virginia’s first registered cybersecurity apprenticeship, a partnership between Tidewater Community College (TCC) and Yorktown-based Peregrine Technical Solutions, LLC.
Governor McAuliffe Awards over $900,000 in Matching Tourism Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that $927,000 in matching grant funds will be awarded to 43 local tourism initiatives as part of Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Marketing Leverage Program (MLP). The grants are designed to help local
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Labor Force Increases in August
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s nonfarm payroll employment increased by 13,100 jobs in August. Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, Virginia has experienced an increase of 166,600 jobs. Virginia’s
Governor McAuliffe Announces 32 New Jobs in Arlington County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Lyft, a San Francisco-based transportation network company, will invest $350,000 to establish a Mid-Atlantic regional headquarters operation in Arlington County. Governor McAuliffe met with Lyft
Governor McAuliffe Announces the Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan Competition
Governor McAuliffe announced today the kick off of the Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan Competition in Roanoke, Virginia. Nearly 30 finalists will compete for five $25,000 business grants in public pitch events during the week-long tour with
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia
Governor McAuliffe Announces 35 New Jobs in the City of Danville and Pittsylvania County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that KYOCERA SGS Precision Tool Inc. (KSPT), a wholly owned subsidiary of KYOCERA Corporation and a leader in solid carbide cutting tool manufacturing, will invest $9.5 million to establish a North American
Governor McAuliffe Announces Significant Gains in STEM-H Workforce Credentials
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s state agencies granted 5,778 more STEM-H Workforce Credentials during fiscal year 2016 than in fiscal year 2015. In August 2014, the Governor issued Executive Order 23 Establishing the New
Governor McAuliffe Announces Botetourt Technical Education Center Earns American Welding Society Accreditation
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Botetourt Technical Education Center is now accredited by the American Welding Society (AWS). It is the first time that a high school welding program in Virginia has earned the nationally recognized AWS
Governor McAuliffe Releases Virginia’s Housing Industry Economic Impact Study
Governor McAuliffe announced today the release of a new study measuring the economic impact of Virginia’s housing industry. The study found that Virginia’s housing industry generated $47.8 billion in economic activity in 2015, with $21.8 billion in
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $9.5 Million in Community Development Block Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $9.5 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for 13 projects in Virginia. Projects will improve water and sewer infrastructure, housing rehabilitation, and downtown
Governor Challenges Dominion to Accelerate Energy Efficiency Education and Outreach Program
During a day-long tour of three locations receiving energy efficiency improvements, Governor McAuliffe challenged Dominion Virginia Power to accelerate outreach efforts by attending 400 events in the next 12 months, reaching as many as 240,000
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $1.97 Million in Industrial Revitalization Funds
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $1.97 million in Industrial Revitalization Fund (IRF) awards for the City of Petersburg, the Towns of Clarksville and South Hill, and the Highland County Economic Development Authority. IRF provides
Governor McAuliffe Announces Southwest Virginia Community College Receives POWER Grant
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Southwest Virginia Community College will receive a $1.4 million grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration and the Appalachian Regional Commission to provide
Governor McAuliffe Announces Launch of International Trade Show Assistance Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the launch of the Virginia Trade Show Assistance Program, administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership’s (VEDP) International Trade Division. This new program, funded by the General Assembly
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s First Community Solar Project
Governor Terry McAuliffe today commissioned Virginia’s first community solar project at the BARC Electric facility in Rockbridge, Virginia. BARC Electric has developed the first community solar project for the benefit of the member-owners who reside
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 3.7%
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in July while year-over-year job growth continued for the 28th consecutive month.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $60 Million Investment in Rockingham County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that MillerCoors, a joint venture between SABMiller and Molson Coors Brewing Company, will invest $60 million to expand its Shenandoah brewery in Rockingham County. The brewery is the newest in the

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