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Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8%
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in March to 3.8 percent, the third consecutive monthly decline.
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Economic Impact Figures for Virginia’s Agritourism Industry
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that a new economic impact study, conducted by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, shows that Virginia’s agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Spectrum Brands to Retrain Employees in Montgomery County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Spectrum Brands, Inc., a global consumer products company offering an expanding portfolio of leading brands, is investing $7.28 million over the next couple years in its Montgomery County operation to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. 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
Governor McAuliffe Announces Grupo Phoenix to Create 145 New Jobs in Pulaski County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Grupo Phoenix, a manufacturer of rigid packaging containers for the global food and beverage industry, will invest $48.7 million to expand its subsidiary manufacturing operation, Phoenix Packaging
Governor McAuliffe Announces Bloomberg BNA to Create Up to 125 New Jobs in Arlington County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Bloomberg BNA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bloomberg L.P., the global business, financial information and news leader, will invest $5.5 million to expand in Arlington County, including the consolidation
Governor Announces Feature Film ‘Juanita’ to Film in Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that the upcoming feature film Juanita, starring Academy Award-nominated actress Alfre Woodard (12 Years a Slave, Captain America: Civil War) and Petersburg native Blair Underwood (Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,
Governor McAuliffe Announces Nearly $945,000 in Virginia Telecommunication Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced nearly $945,000 in grants through the Virginia Telecommunication Initiative (VATI) for Albemarle, Augusta, Bland, Gloucester and Greensville counties.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Shamrock Farms to Create More Than 70 New Jobs in Augusta County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Shamrock Farms, one of the largest family owned-and-operated dairies in the U.S., will invest more than $40 million to expand its operation in Augusta County.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Amazon to Create More Than 1,000 New Jobs in Frederick County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Amazon will establish an e-commerce warehouse and distribution operation in Frederick County. The company plans to construct a new, one million-square-foot facility in the White Hall Commerce Center.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 65% Growth in Solar Industry-related Jobs in Virginia in 2016
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia is one of the fastest growing solar job markets in the country. In The Solar Foundation’s National Solar Jobs Census 2016, Virginia is 2nd in the Southeast and tied with Utah for 9th in the U.S.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Drops to Lowest Rate in Nine Years
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was down 0.1 percentage point in February to 3.9 percent, the lowest rate since June 2008.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 50 New Jobs in the City of Chesapeake
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Atlantic Core Building Products, a manufacturer of steel commercial construction materials, will invest $3 million to establish a manufacturing operation in the City of Chesapeake. Virginia successfully
Governor McAuliffe Announces Nearly 30 New Jobs in the City of Suffolk
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Allfirst, L.L.C., an industrial general contractor and metal fabricator, will invest $130,000 to expand its headquarters in the City of Suffolk. The company will purchase new machinery and tools, and
Governor McAuliffe Announces Nearly 70 New Jobs in Augusta County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that The Hershey Company will make a multi-million dollar investment in new machinery to increase production capacity at its Stuarts Draft operation in Augusta County, creating 69 jobs.
February 2017 General Fund Revenue Collections are Up 3.6% From the Previous Year and Fiscal-Year-To-Date Collections are Up 4.5%
Governor McAuliffe announced today that general fund revenue collections for February increased 3.6 percent. On a fiscal year-to-date basis, total revenue collections rose 4.5 percent, ahead of the annual forecast of 2.9 percent growth.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Hampton Roads is One of Only Four Sites Selected for National Prior Learning Assessment Project
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Tidewater Community College (TCC) and Opportunity Inc. will receive a $25,000 grant from the national Council for Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) for a pilot project designed to link local
Governor McAuliffe Announces The Hotel Weyanoke to Create 76 New Jobs, Spur More Than $7 million in Economic Impact in Farmville
The project will receive support through the Virginia Tourism Corporation’s (VTC) Tourism Development Financing Program (TDFP), a gap financing program for larger-scale tourism development projects, geared toward fostering partnerships with
Governor McAuliffe Announces Atarfil to Invest More Than $5 Million to Establish Facility in the City of Suffolk
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Spain-based Atarfil, a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and marketing thermoplastic geomembranes, will invest $5.1 million to establish its first U.S. manufacturing and distribution facility in
Governor McAuliffe Announces $200,000 Community Development Block Grant Award for the Town of Big Stone Gap
Since 1982, the federally-funded CDBG program has been administered by the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). Virginia receives approximately $17 million annually for the grant program.

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