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Secretary of Commerce and Trade
Todd Haymore

Deputy Secretary of Commerce and Trade
B. Hayes Framme

Commerce & Trade Staff

Advisor for Community Development
Liz Rafferty

 

Advisor for Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Lawrence D. Wilder, Jr.

Advisor for Workforce Development
Sara Dunnigan

Executive Assistant
Emily Lowrie

Manager, Communications and External Affairs
Meghan H. Welch

Special Advisor for Rural Partnerships
Mary Rae Carter

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Governor McAuliffe Announces 12 Companies Selected to Participate in Virginia Economic Gardening Pilot Program
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced 12 Virginia companies were selected to participate in the Virginia Economic Gardening Pilot Program. The VEGPP, administered by the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, targets second-stage companies.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Over $967,000 in Matching Grants for 50 Local Tourism Programs
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $967,000 in matching grant funds to be awarded to 50 local tourism initiatives as part of the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s Marketing Leverage Program. This grant program helps local and regional
Governor McAuliffe Announces More Than $8.8 Million in Community Development Block Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced more than $8.8 million in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for 15 projects in Virginia. This funding will support projects that improve health care access, water and sewer infrastructure,
Governor McAuliffe Announces 215,100 Net New Jobs in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that 215,100 net new jobs have been created in the Commonwealth since January 2014. In addition, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, total wages and salaries in Virginia have increased by 12.2
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