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Leading Virginia Forward - Week in Review

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WEEK OF APRIL 20, 2018

Governor Northam Announces Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.4%—Marking the Lowest Rate in Nearly 10 Years

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  • “Today’s unemployment announcement is positive news for businesses and families across the Commonwealth. While we continue to make great strides in building the economy Virginians deserve, now is not the time to let up,” said Governor Northam. “My administration is focused on increasing economic opportunity for people in every corner of Virginia, and that is why I remain committed to working with the General Assembly to pass a budget that expands Medicaid and invests in key fundamentals like education so every Virginian has the opportunity to build healthy, productive lives here in our Commonwealth.”

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Governor Northam Announces Nomination of 212 Opportunity Zones

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  • “Opportunity zones are an important federal tool to spur vitality in economic growth in communities across Virginia and we are committed to using them fully in this administration,” said Governor Northam. “By focusing on local and regional strategies, as well as Virginia’s diverse geography and economic opportunities, we selected a balance of zones that align with other state and local economic development and revitalization efforts. This ensures that Virginia is at the forefront of attracting new Opportunity fund investments.”

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Governor and First Lady Northam Join Virginia Council on Women to Announce 7th Annual STEM Essay Contest Winners

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Governor Northam Joins Mantle Indian Memorial Dedication

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  • “The memorial is a symbolic tribute to Native Virginians past, present and future and a magnificent creation,” said Governor Northam. “My hope is that progress, and the completion of this monument, will begin our journey toward healing. We also celebrate the accomplishments of future generations who trace their ancestors to Virginia’s native tribes.”

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Governor Northam Announces 600 New Jobs in Fairfax County

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  • “After nearly 20 years in the Commonwealth, we are honored that Appian will reinvest and expand its headquarters in Fairfax County, creating hundreds of good jobs,” said Governor Northam. “Virginia’s leading position in the technology sector makes us a great home for cutting-edge companies as they grow and create economic opportunity in communities like Fairfax County. We look forward to our continued partnership with Appian and more announcements like this one in Northern Virginia and across our Commonwealth.”

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