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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7%
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in September to 3.7 percent after holding steady at 3.8 percent the previous two months. Today’s announcement was down 0.4
Governor McAuliffe Announces Up to $60 Million Investment in Rockingham County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that DanoneWave, the newly combined business unit of the U.S. dairy operation of global food company Danone and legacy WhiteWave Foods, will invest up to $60 million in its plant-based beverage manufacturing
Governor McAuliffe Announces 2017 Recipient of Governor’s Award for Excellence in International Trade
The award was presented at the 69th annual Virginia Conference on World Trade, held in Williamsburg. QubicaAMF, based in Mechanicsville, has been a participant in the Commonwealth’s international trade programs since 2014.
Governor McAuliffe Announces STIHL Inc. to Invest Over $20 Million in City of Virginia Beach
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that STIHL Inc., the manufacturer of the number one selling brand of chainsaws in the world and a full line of outdoor power tools, will invest over $20 million to expand its headquarters operation in the
Governor McAuliffe Announces $255,000 Federal Grant to Support International Trade Program in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia has received $255,000 in grant funding to support the Commonwealth’s State Trade and Export Promotion (STEP) Grant Program. The STEP program, funded in part through a Cooperative Agreement with
Governor McAuliffe Announces Ariake U.S.A to Invest $17 Million in the City of Harrisonburg
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Ariake U.S.A., Inc., a leading manufacturer of quality stocks, bases, and seasonings for the food industry, will invest $17 million to expand its manufacturing operation by 20,000 square feet in the City
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to Japan
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a four-day trade and marketing mission to Japan from October 11 – 14. The Governor will be accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, as well as representatives from the Virginia Economic
Governor McAuliffe Cuts Ribbon on New One Stop Career Center in Winchester
Governor Terry McAuliffe today celebrated the opening of a new One Stop Career Center in Winchester during a ceremonial ribbon cutting. The new Valley Workforce Center will focus exclusively on providing career services, job search support, basic
Governor McAuliffe Announces RFP to Deploy $14 Million for Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure in Virginia
Governor McAuliffe today announced the release of a Request for Proposal (RFP) to deploy an interconnected and statewide public electric vehicle charging network. The request is part of the Governor’s broader Electric Vehicle (EV) Initiative, which
Governor McAuliffe Announces Perrone Robotics to Create 127 New Jobs in Albemarle County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Perrone Robotics, a developer of autonomous car software, will invest $3.8 million to expand its research and development operation in Albemarle County to add to its test track and facilities. Virginia
Governor McAuliffe Announces Facebook to Invest $1 Billion in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Facebook will bring more than $1 billion of new investment to the Commonwealth. Facebook is directly investing $750 million to establish a 970,000-square-foot data center in the White Oak Technology Park
Governor McAuliffe Announces $240,000 in Community Business Launch Program Funding
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $240,000 in Community Business Launch (CBL) awards for four communities in Virginia. The CBL program provides funding to local governments and nonprofit organizations to train entrepreneurs and conduct
Governor Announces 29th Annual October Virginia Wine Month Celebration
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the 29th Annual October Virginia Wine Month, offering visitors a chance to discover why Virginia is a wine destination unlike any other. The month long celebration includes special events at wineries,
Governor McAuliffe Announces $453,686 Workforce Development Capacity Grant to Lord Fairfax Community College
Governor McAuliffe announced Friday the simultaneous opening of new Heavy Construction Workforce Development programs at Northern Virginia Community College and at Lord Fairfax Community College. These new programs will support the efforts of
Virginia Lands in Area Development’s ‘Top States for Doing Business’ for the First Time Since 2010
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia was ranked in Area Development magazine’s 2017 “Top States for Doing Business” annual survey for the first time since 2010.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $1.4 Million Investment in James City County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Billsburg Brewery will invest $1.4 million and create nine new jobs in James City County. The brewery will be the first craft brewery in the locality, joining the vibrant craft beverage industry across
Governor McAuliffe Announces 31 New Jobs in the City of Charlottesville
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Astraea, a startup company that develops cutting-edge technology to gather satellite data for environmental-related predictive analysis, will invest $1 million to expand in the City of Charlottesville.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Partnership with REI to Promote Virginia Public Lands Day
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the Commonwealth of Virginia has partnered with national retail outfitter REI to promote the inaugural Virginia Public Lands Day, which will take place on September 30, 2017.
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

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