November 17th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,057 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $18.79 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 46 months in office.Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success.

The Governor’s Top 5

    1. Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.6%

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      • In response to today’s announcement Governor McAuliffe said, “When this administration began, our unemployment rate stood at 5.4 percent. After nearly four years of attracting new businesses and rebuilding our economic infrastructure from the ground up, it has fallen all the way to 3.6 percent. I am so proud of the work this team has done to grow and diversify Virginia's economy and lay a foundation for decades of economic growth to come. This is great news, but we still have nearly two months in office and we're going to spend every single moment building a new Virginia economy for the families we serve.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Named GOVERNING Magazine’s 2017 Public Official of the Year for Governors

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • Terry McAuliffe, 2017 Public Official of the Year among US Governors
      • “I am deeply honored to be recognized for the hard work that this administration has done to build a new Virginia economy that works better for all Virginia families,” said Governor McAuliffe. “As we reach the end of our term, this award is a sincere validation of the effort so many men and women have put into making our government work better and creating real opportunities for families to thrive in every corner of our Commonwealth.”

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Leads Conversation with Secretary Hillary Clinton at the Women’s Global Leadership Forum: ‘Women and the 21st Century Democracy: The Path Forward’

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Cuts Ribbon on Expanded One Stop Career Center in Hampton Roads

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “In order to build the workforce we need for the new Virginia economy, we must make every tool and resource available to Virginians who are looking to find employment, switch jobs or advance in their careers,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the announcement event. “Virginia’s One Stop Career Centers, like this one here in Norfolk, are an essential part of that effort to connect our citizens with the skills they need to work and thrive in our Commonwealth. I am proud of the way our Hampton Roads communities have worked together on this project, which will help us put more Virginians to work across our state.”
    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces Inaugural Pocahontas Reframed Film Festival Coming to Byrd Theater this November

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “This one-of-a-kind festival will celebrate Virginia’s rich history and culture, honor the at-times difficult journey that has brought us where we are today, and help mold the discussion about what we want for the future,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Virginia has become a leading destination for the arts community, and we are thrilled to have what will be the premier Native American film festival on the East Coast here in the Commonwealth.”

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