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Governor McAuliffe to Lead Marketing Mission
On Saturday, April 23rd, Governor Terry McAuliffe and officials from his administration will depart for a trade and marketing mission to Europe to attend Hannover Messe in Germany, the world's largest industrial fair, and conduct several meeting in
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Smyth County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Woodgrain Millwork, a family-owned and operated company headquartered in Idaho, will expand its door and window component manufacturing facility in Smyth County. The company will create seventeen new
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $3.3 Million in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $3.3 million in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) awards for 13 projects in the Appalachian Region, which encompasses 25 counties and eight independent cities in Southwest Virginia.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate is Lowest Since June 2008
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined by 0.1 percent in March and is now at 4.0 percent—the lowest rate since the June 2008 rate of 3.9 percent. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted
Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation Supporting Student Innovation
Governor Terry McAuliffe today signed into law legislation that directs the Boards of Visitors of public colleges and universities to adopt intellectual property (IP) policies that are supportive of students.
Governor McAuliffe Invests $1 Million to Assist Small Businesses in Training and Credentialing Incumbent Workers
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today a new $1 million program to assist small businesses of up to 250 employees in improving the occupational and technical skills of their workers through workforce credentials that drive business growth. The
Halifax County Named Virginia’s Second Certified Work Ready Community
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Halifax County has been designated as a Certified Work Ready Community (CWRC).
Governor McAuliffe Announces 76 New Jobs in Franklin County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Ply Gem Windows, a subsidiary of leading North American exterior building products manufacturer Ply Gem Holdings, Inc., will invest $1.98 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the Town of
Governor McAuliffe Announces 30 New Jobs in Henry County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that specialty yarn producer Drake Extrusion, Inc., a subsidiary of International Fibres Group (IFG), will invest $6 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Henry County. The company is a leading
Governor McAuliffe Announces $168 Million Investment in Rockingham County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Merck, known as MSD outside of the United States and Canada, a global health care leader, will invest $168 million to expand its manufacturing operation near the Town of Elkton in Rockingham County. Over
Governor McAuliffe Announces Designation of Four New Virginia Main Street Communities
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the designation of four communities in the Virginia Main Street (VMS) program, administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). The newly-designated communities include the
Governor McAuliffe Announces February Non-farm Employment Reaches Record High
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted nonfarm employment increased by 0.3 percent in February to a total of 3,914,300, which is the highest employment level on record in the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Deschutes Brewery Chooses City of Roanoke for Eastern U.S. Location
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Deschutes Brewery will invest $85 million to establish its Eastern U.S. brewery in the City of Roanoke.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 200 New Jobs in the City of Norfolk
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Movement Mortgage, one of the nation’s fastest growing, privately held mortgage companies, will invest $2 million to relocate its operations center from the City of Virginia Beach to the City of Norfolk.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 165 New Jobs in City of Norfolk
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Norfolk Southern Corporation is investing $8.2 million to expand its corporate headquarters in the City of Norfolk to accommodate 165 new employees.
Governor Announces Public-Private Partnership among Commonwealth of Virginia, Microsoft and Dominion for Affordable Solar Energy
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia, Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT) and Dominion (NYSE: D) will partner to bring 20 megawatts (MW) of solar energy onto the grid in Virginia—enough energy to power 5,000 homes.
Virginia Wins Majority of Interstate Mining Compact Commission Awards
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today Virginia was recognized for exemplary safety, training and reclamation by the Interstate Mining Compact Commission (IMCC).
Governor McAuliffe Announces 1,800 New Jobs in the City of Norfolk
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that ADP (NASDAQ: ADP), a comprehensive global provider of cloud-based human capital management solutions and business process outsourcing services, analytics, and compliance expertise, will invest $32.25
Governor McAuliffe Announces 350 New Jobs in Botetourt County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that ELDOR Corporation, an international group leader in the automotive business, will invest about $75 million to establish its first U.S. production plant in Botetourt County.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Decrease in Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased 0.1 percentage point in January to 4.1 percent, the lowest rate since July 2008.

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