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Governor Northam Announces $1 Million Investment in Pittsylvania County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Eastern Panel Manufacturing, Inc. (EPM), a custom plywood manufacturer, will invest $1 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Pittsylvania County. EPM will move to a 55,000-square-foot facility
Governor Northam Announces 60 New Jobs in Giles County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Cogar Manufacturing, a manufacturer of material handling equipment primarily for the natural resource industries, will invest $2.5 million to relocate its manufacturing operation from Beckley, West
Governor Northam Announces $2,618,150 in GO Virginia Grants
Governor Ralph Northam today announced nine regional projects funded through GO Virginia (Growth and Opportunity for Virginia). Key members of the Governor’s Cabinet, the General Assembly, and the business community approved $2,618,150 in GO
Governor Northam Announces Homeland Produced by Fox 21 Television Studios Slated to Have Record Impact on Virginia’s Economy
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that the critically-acclaimed SHOWTIME drama Homeland, produced by Fox 21 Television Studios, is on track to produce an estimated $45 million in direct spending in the Commonwealth, representing the largest
Governor Northam Announces Becker Global-America to Invest in New Equipment in Washington County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Becker Global-America, a designer and manufacturer of custom electrical equipment for mining, industrial military, and export markets, will invest $150,000 to purchase new equipment and diversify its
Governor Northam Announces $4.8 Million Investment in Albemarle County
Governor Ralph Northam today announced that Lighthouse Instruments, a world leader in laser test and measurement systems for pharmaceutical process monitoring, will invest $4.8 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Albemarle County. The
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.

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