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Governor Northam Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Continues at 3.7 %
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged in December at 3.7 percent, but was down 0.4 percentage point from a year ago. Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate continues to
Governor Northam Announces Virginia Companies Increase International Sales through Commonwealth’s Premier Exporting Program
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that 13 companies from across the Commonwealth have graduated from the Virginia Leaders in Export Trade (VALET) Program, touting impressive results as they successfully exported products and services overseas.
Governor Northam Announces Northern Virginia Selected as One of 20 Contenders for Amazon’s Second Headquarters
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) has selected Northern Virginia as a candidate for its second North American headquarters. In September, the e-commerce giant released a public request for proposal seeking a
Governor McAuliffe Announces $6.7 Million Investment in Campbell County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Graham Packaging, a global leader in plastic packaging solutions, will invest $6.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Campbell County. Virginia successfully competed against Delaware and
Governor McAuliffe Announces $1.1 Million in Homeless Reduction Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $1.1 million in Homeless Reduction Grants through the state’s Housing Trust Fund for 13 projects in Virginia. The selected projects will result in targeted efforts to reduce homelessness.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Electric Motor & Contracting to Invest $3 Million to Expand in the City of Chesapeake
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Electric Motor & Contracting (EMC) will invest $3 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company has constructed a state-of-the-art, 22,500-square-foot expansion to
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Housing Support for Virginians Moving from Foster Care to Adulthood
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the establishment of a new $1.8 million housing support pilot program that will provide additional assistance to Fostering Futures participants in Richmond and Charlottesville/Albemarle County.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $978,559 in Virginia Telecommunication Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $978,559 in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) for the counties of Albemarle, Culpeper, Mecklenburg, and Spotsylvania. The VATI program provides funding for communities partnering
Governor McAuliffe Announces $10 Million Investment in the City of Chesapeake
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) will invest $10 million to expand its manufacturing operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company will add 100,000 square feet to its North American
Governor McAuliffe Announces $1.4 Billion in Private Investments Towards Virginia’s Tourism Industry Since 2014
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that there have been $1.4 billion in private investments towards Virginia’s tourism industry since he took office in 2014. The Commonwealth’s tourism industry also saw $2.2 billion in total growth during the
Governor McAuliffe Announces 70 New Jobs in Pittsylvania County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Amthor International, the largest tanker truck manufacturer in North America, will invest $7.1 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County. The company will build a new
Governor McAuliffe Announces $45.2 Million Investment in Prince George County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Service Center Metals (SCM), a manufacturer of aluminum extrusions, will invest $45.2 million to expand manufacturing capabilities at its headquarters operation in the SouthPoint Business Park in Prince
Governor McAuliffe Announces Enterprise Zone Renewals
Governor McAuliffe today accepted the renewal applications of the Virginia Enterprise Zone (VEZ) designations for the counties of Halifax and Wise, as well as the City of Waynesboro
Governor-Elect Ralph Northam Announces Administration Appointments
Governor-elect Ralph Northam today announced at Inova Center for Personalized Health in Fairfax key appointments within the Commerce and Trade secretariat and his plans for restructuring the Technology secretariat.
Governor McAuliffe Unveils New Unified Workforce Brand – Virginia Career Works
Governor Terry McAuliffe joined Governor-Elect Ralph Northam today to unveil a new brand to unify Virginia’s workforce development system. The system, which includes a network of state and local partners and 62 One Stop Career Centers, will carry
Governor McAuliffe Announces $10 Million Investment in Rockbridge County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Mohawk Industries, Inc., a leading global manufacturer of residential and commercial flooring products, will invest $10 million to expand its Glasgow manufacturing operation in Rockbridge County with a
Governor McAuliffe Announces 83 New Jobs in Giles County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Interstate Group LLC, an industry leader in the manufacturing and sale of enclosed cargo trailers, will invest $4.1 million to establish a 100,000-square-foot East Coast manufacturing and distribution
Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.149 Million in Community Development Block Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $2,149,346 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for four projects in Virginia. This funding will support projects that improve sewer infrastructure and foster economic development in localities
Governor McAuliffe Announces $3,142,588 in Appalachian Regional Commission Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced he is recommending $3,142,588 in Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) grants for ten projects in the Appalachian Region of Virginia, which encompasses 25 counties and eight independent cities in Southwest
Governor McAuliffe Announces 115 New Jobs in the City of Roanoke
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Atlantic Credit and Finance, (ACF), a subsidiary of Encore Capital Group, and a leading servicer of unsecured, consumer-distressed assets, will invest $4 million to expand its operations in the City of

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