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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth's Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6%
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in October to 3.6 percent, the second consecutive monthly decline, and was down 0.5 percentage points from a year ago.
Governor McAuliffe Cuts Ribbon on Expanded One Stop Career Center in Hampton Roads
Governor Terry McAuliffe today celebrated the redesign and expansion of the Opportunity, Inc., Hampton Roads One Stop Career Center in Norfolk during a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The revamped center will feature new and enhanced career services,
Governor McAuliffe Announces Release of Study Addressing the Impact of Housing on Virginia’s Economy
Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the release of a new independent study focused on Virginia’s housing sector and the links between housing and other key policy areas. Governor McAuliffe made the announcement at the Governor’s Housing
Governor McAuliffe Celebrates 6th Annual Virginia Cider Week
Governor Terry McAuliffe will join members of the cider industry to celebrate Virginia Cider Week this evening at Blue Bee Cider’s Pop-Up Bluegrass Show beginning at 5:30 p.m. Governor McAuliffe has declared November 10-19, 2017 Virginia Cider Week,
Governor McAuliffe Announces 320 New Jobs in Arlington County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the American Institutes for Research (AIR), one of the world’s largest behavioral and social science research and evaluation organizations, will invest $12.5 million to relocate its major operations from
Governor McAuliffe Announces 60 New Jobs in Shenandoah County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that TruckVault, Inc., the leading manufacturer of secure in-vehicle equipment storage solutions in the sport, public safety, and commercial fleet markets, will invest $1.5 million to establish a
Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.57 Million in Grants to Support Restoration of Brownfield Sites
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced approximately $2.57 million in Virginia Brownfields Restoration and Economic Redevelopment Assistance Fund (VBAF) Site Remediation Grants for seven localities in the Commonwealth including Henrico and Prince
Governor McAuliffe Announces 102 New Jobs in the City of Roanoke
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that American Electric Power Co. (AEP) will invest $12.7 million to establish its AEP Transmission operation in the City of Roanoke. AEP is modernizing, rebuilding, and expanding electricity transmission
Governor Terry McAuliffe Announces Two New Tours for German Travelers
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new partnership with CANUSA TOURISTIK, United Airlines, and the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority on two exclusive travel packages. The new tour itineraries, available for booking nationwide in
Governor Terry McAuliffe Announces New Luxury Virginia Tour Option for U.K. Travelers
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced a new luxury tour offered exclusively for travelers from the United Kingdom to Virginia. The upscale tour offers an elite travel package that combines the commonwealth’s exquisite scenic vistas with exclusive
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Exports for Virginia Lumber Companies
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced new Virginia lumber export sales to the United Kingdom (UK) during a trade and marketing mission to Europe. The sales were struck between several Virginia forest products companies and two UK importers, both
Governor McAuliffe Leads Trade and Marketing Mission to Europe
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a six-day trade and marketing mission to Europe from November 8-13, 2017. The delegation will visit the United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany. This mission marks the Governor’s 35th trade and marketing mission.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $3 Million Investment in the City of Chesapeake
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Chemres, a global supplier of commodity and engineering resins, will invest $3 million to expand its resin production operation in the City of Chesapeake. The company will purchase additional machinery
Governor McAuliffe Announces November as Virginia Oyster Month
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced November as Virginia Oyster Month in the Commonwealth. The month of November is the perfect opportunity for travelers and Virginians to explore the Commonwealth’s eight different oyster regions, and to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Energy Efficiency Project in State Office Buildings
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced an energy performance contract between the Virginia Department of General Services (DGS) and Schneider Electric to make energy efficiency improvements to multiple government buildings, including the Patrick
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 150 New Jobs in the City of Chesapeake
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Standard Calibrations, Inc. (SCI), a global instrumentation and controls company, will invest more than $508,500 to expand its engineering operation in the City of Chesapeake. SCI is experiencing rapid
Governor McAuliffe Announces Approximately 50 New Jobs in the City of Roanoke
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Humm Kombucha, an Oregon-based producer of kombucha, a carbonated black or green tea that contains fermented bacteria and yeast, will invest $10 million to establish a brewing operation in the City of
Governor McAuliffe Cuts Ribbon for New One Stop Career Center in Petersburg
The new Crater Region Workforce Center will provide opportunities to increase employment within the community, offering up-to-date labor market information, job search support, workforce training, and job placement services to citizens in the
Governor McAuliffe Announces 180 New Jobs in Botetourt County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Altec Industries, a leading provider of products and services to the electric utility, telecommunications, tree care, lights and signs, and contractor markets, will invest $30.2 million to expand its

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