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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
Governor Announces New Exports to Canada for Virginia Advanced Manufacturing Company
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that AMTI Microwave Circuits, a Lynchburg-based, global provider of high performance microwave components, made new export sales to Canada through participation in a trade mission to Vancouver. The company
Governor McAuliffe Announces 145 New Jobs in Dinwiddie County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that ALDI, a leader in the grocery retailing industry, will invest $57 million to establish a division headquarters and 500,000-square-foot distribution facility in Dinwiddie County. Virginia successfully
Governor McAuliffe Announces $95 Million Investment in Chesterfield County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Niagara Bottling LLC, a family-owned and operated bottled beverage supplier, will invest $95 million to establish a manufacturing and bottling operation at Meadowville Technology Park in Chesterfield
Governor McAuliffe Announces African American Business Summit
Governor McAuliffe announced today that he will host his first-ever African American Business Summit on Tuesday, August 30, 2016, at Virginia Union University’s Living and Learning Center located at 1500 N. Lombardy Street in Richmond. The summit is
Governor McAuliffe Announces 368 New Jobs in Arlington County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Applied Predictive Technologies (APT), a leading cloud-based analytics software company, will expand its headquarters operation in Arlington County. Virginia successfully competed against North Carolina
Governor McAuliffe Announces 30 New Jobs in Warren County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Toray Plastics (America), Inc., a subsidiary of Toray Industries, Inc., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, will invest $45 million to expand its Front Royal facility in Warren County. Toray Plastics
Governor McAuliffe Announces 600 New Jobs in the City of Chesapeake
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Dollar Tree, Inc., an American chain of discount variety stores, will invest $110 million for development of its corporate headquarters in the City of Chesapeake. Virginia successfully competed against
Governor McAuliffe Announces Solar Project to Power Government Operations with Renewable Energy
Governor McAuliffe announced today the first solar project to power state operations with carbon-free, renewable energy. At an event at Naval Air Station Oceana celebrating the Navy’s work on solar energy development, the Governor stated that the
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Company Wins $8.1 Million NATO Contract
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that McLean-based MCR, LLC, a premier provider of integrated program management services to the U.S. government and allied nations, has been awarded a four-year contract for approximately $8.1 million by the
Governor McAuliffe Announces AMC Series to Return to Virginia for its Final Season
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the AMC television series “TURN: Washington’s Spies” will return to Virginia for a fourth and final season.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Workforce Grant Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of a new grant program designed to ensure that workforce credentials are accessible and affordable for Virginians seeking the skills they need to obtain good-paying jobs in high-demand fields.
Governor Announces ‘Permanent’ to Film in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the upcoming feature film “Permanent,” starring Patricia Arquette and Rainn Wilson will shoot in Central Virginia this summer.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 60 New Jobs in the City of Alexandria
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that The Motley Fool, a multimedia financial-services company, will invest $5 million to upgrade its facility and expand recruitment efforts in the City of Alexandria. Virginia successfully competed against
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7%
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 3.7 percent in June. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remains below the national rate, which was up 0.2 percentage point in June to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Velocity Tour Business Plan Competitions across Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth of Virginia and Village Capital will host the weeklong Virginia Velocity Tour, which will provide $125,000 in funding to startups in the biotechnology, health, energy, agriculture, and
Governor McAuliffe Announces 10.5 Percent Decrease in Overall Homelessness in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that overall homelessness in the Commonwealth declined 10.5 percent in 2016 versus 2015, with a 17 percent decrease in family homelessness in the same period. In addition, more than $14.7 million was recently
Governor McAuliffe Announces 22 New Jobs in Henry County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Solid Stone Fabrics, a textile manufacturer and distributor of stretch fabrics, will invest $1.5 million to expand its operation in Henry County. The expansion will accommodate new equipment and include
Governor McAuliffe Launches Workforce Innovation Datathon Challenge
Governor Terry McAuliffe today launched the 2016 Workforce Innovation Datathon Challenge, a competition inviting citizens, students, and government teams from across the Commonwealth to come together to create innovative workforce solutions.

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