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 Terry McAuliffe today announced that Kosmo Machine Inc., a full service precision machine shop, will invest $1,000,000 in new equipment to increase production capacity at its manufacturing operation in Henrico County. The expansion will
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Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia will host the 2018 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference, the preeminent gathering of influential beer industry bloggers, writers, and social media specialists involved. Beer industry leaders from
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