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Governor McAuliffe announces 14 winners of first-ever Community Business Launch

30 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that 14 entrepreneurs were awarded grants to open or expand their businesses through the Virginia Community Business Launch (CBL) initiative. The pilot program supports small business development and included

Governor McAuliffe Announces 29 New Jobs in City of Harrisonburg

30 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that AXON Ghost Sentinel, Inc. (AGS), a portfolio company of AXON Connected, LLC that provides swarm-based cybersecurity products, will invest $1.5 million to expand its operation in the City of Harrisonburg.

Governor McAuliffe Announces 20 New Jobs in Carroll County

30 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that CWW Conveyor Systems, LLC (CWW) will invest $2 million to expand its operation in Carroll County. The company, which supplies conveyor systems for the mining industry, operated as part of Caterpillar

Governor McAuliffe Announces 140 New Jobs in Washington County

24 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Qore Systems, LLC will invest $12.8 million to relocate from Arizona and establish its first Virginia operation in Highlands Business Park, owned and operated by Smyth County and Washington County. The

Governor Kicks Off 100-Day Challenge to Improve Housing for Individuals with Disabilities

19 Jun 2015
Governor McAuliffe today announced the launch of a 100-day challenge to kick off the Commonwealth’s Housing and Supportive Services (HSS) initiative to increase integrated, independent housing options for people with an intellectual or developmental

Governor McAuliffe Announces 700 New Jobs in Arlington and Spotsylvania Counties Following Meeting in Neckarsulm, Germany

12 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Lidl, one of the fastest growing retailers in Europe, will invest $202 million to establish operations in Virginia. The investment will include $77 million for its U.S. corporate headquarters in

Governor McAuliffe Signs Executive Order Launching Unmanned Systems Commission

12 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 43 today, establishing the Virginia Unmanned Systems Commission to bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia the national leader in unmanned

Governor McAuliffe Announces Launch of Virginia Business Plan Competition

12 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the launch of a key component of his efforts to catalyze entrepreneurism in the Commonwealth. The Virginia Velocity business plan competition opened today and is overseen by the Office of the Secretary of

Governor McAuliffe Announces Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development Planning Grants in Halifax and Botetourt County

10 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the award of two planning grants from the Governor’s Agriculture and Forestry Industries Development (AFID) Fund. Halifax County and Botetourt County have each been awarded $20,000 to support planning for

Governor McAuliffe Announces Talent Solutions Grant Competition for Economic Development

10 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Governor’s Office, in partnership with the Virginia Employment Commission (VEC), will be offering the Commonwealth’s first competitive grants designed to help close the skills gap in key industry

Governor McAuliffe Announces 1,173 New Jobs in Henrico County Following Meeting with Parent Company in Cardiff, United Kingdom

9 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Elephant Auto Insurance, a subsidiary of U.K.-based Admiral Group plc, will invest $2 million to expand its U.S. headquarters operation in Henrico County. The Governor made the announcement following a

Governor Terry McAuliffe and Results for America Host Joint Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Summit

3 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe and Results for America today hosted a summit on workforce development to continue our efforts to better prepare Virginia’s job seekers with credentials that count in the workplace. Results for America also named Governor

Governor McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenues Expected to Exceed $22.4 Billion in 2014

3 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Virginia’s tourism revenues are expected to exceed $22.4 billion in 2014, a 4.1 percent increase over 2013. In 2014, tourism in Virginia supported an estimated 216,000 jobs, an increase of 1.5 percent in

Governor McAuliffe Announces 101 New Jobs in Henry County

1 Jun 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Monogram Food Solutions, LLC, a Memphis-based manufacturer of value-added processed meats, will invest $7.244 million to establish a warehousing and logistics operation in Henry County.

Governor Announces New Training Initiative to Transition Veterans into Advanced Manufacturing

27 May 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing (CCAM) has launched a new advanced manufacturing training program for active duty soldiers preparing for the civilian workforce and veterans who have

Governor McAuliffe Announces Major Motion Picture to Film in Virginia

14 May 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has been selected as the filming location for Loving, a motion picture based on the true story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a Virginia married couple who, in 1958, were arrested for violating

Governor McAuliffe Announces Recipients of the 2015 Governor’s Awards for Public Service

13 May 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the recipients of the Governor's Public Service Awards at a ceremony today at the Executive Mansion recognizing state employees who have demonstrated exemplary service and dedication to the Commonwealth of

Governor McAuliffe Announces 100 New Jobs in Montgomery County

11 May 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Hubbell Lighting, a world leader in lighting innovation, will invest $6.015 million to expand and consolidate its manufacturing and assembly operations at its facility in the Town of Christiansburg in

Governor Creates Committee to Reduce Energy Consumption in the Private Sector

11 May 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the formation of the Governor’s Executive Committee on Energy Efficiency. The Executive Committee is comprised of public and private sector stakeholders that will develop strategies and recommendations to

Virginia Selected by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and USA Funds to Join National Network to Close the Workforce Skills Gap

8 May 2015
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that the Commonwealth has been selected by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation as one of only seven state and regional partnerships across the country to receive a $50,000 grant award as part of a one

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