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Governor McAuliffe Announces Increased Workforce Development Funding in Upcoming Budget
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he has included an additional $6.8 million in his 2019-2020 biennial budget to support workforce development initiatives across the Commonwealth. These strategic investments bring the total funding for
Governor McAuliffe Announces 405 New Jobs in the City of Bristol
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that American Merchant, Inc., a subsidiary of Merchant House International Ltd, a Hong Kong-based designer and manufacturer of home textiles, seasonal décor products, and leather shoes, will invest $19.9
Governor McAuliffe Announces $2.2 Million in First GO Virginia Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the initial regional projects funded through the Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) economic development program. The GO Virginia Board of Directors, which is comprised of members of the
Governor McAuliffe Announces $300,000 Community Development Block Grant to Assist Economic Transition Efforts in Southwest Virginia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $300,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Local Innovation funding to Tazewell County for the Heart of Appalachia Collaborative Economic Transition Project also known as The Heart Project. This
Governor McAuliffe Announces 1,110 New Jobs in the City of Virginia Beach
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Global Technical Systems (GTS), a premier provider of advanced engineering solutions for defense, homeland security, and related U.S. Government and international customers, will invest $54.7 million in
Governor McAuliffe Announces 25 New Jobs in Spotsylvania County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that idX Corporation, the preeminent supplier of global solutions for retail environments, will invest $2.68 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Spotsylvania County. Virginia successfully
Governor McAuliffe Announces Forbes.com Ranks Virginia No. 5 Best State for Business
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Virginia was named No.5 in the Forbes.com 2017 Best States for Business ranking. This position represents a jump from No.6 in the 2016 survey and No.7 in 2015.
Governor McAuliffe Announces 15 New Jobs in Augusta County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Hutchins & Hutchins, a SWaM-certified small business that assembles and distributes cleanroom supplies and equipment, will invest $224,000 to expand in Augusta County. The company is adding government
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.

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