May 19th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 935 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $15.89 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 39 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 Takes Executive Action to Reduce Carbon Emissions Across Virginia

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      • “Today, I am proud to take executive action to cut greenhouse gases and make Virginia a leader in the global clean energy economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The threat of climate change is real, and we have a shared responsibility to confront it. Once approved, this regulation will reduce carbon dioxide emissions from the Commonwealth’s power plants and give rise to the next generation of energy jobs. As the federal government abdicates its role on this important issue, it is critical for states to fill the void. Beginning today, Virginia will lead the way to cut carbon and lean in on the clean energy future.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation Preserving Historic Black Cemeteries

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Unlike Confederate cemeteries, Black gravesites have gone centuries without state funds allocated for their maintenance and preservation,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Today, we are taking steps to reverse injustices the African American community has faced for generations. These two bills represent a new beginning and present an opportunity to make this Commonwealth a more inclusive, more just place for all its citizens.” 

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    3. Governor McAuliffe Becomes First Governor to Ride in an Autonomous Aerial System

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The MARS UAS Airfield presents a significant new capability for Wallops and the Hampton Roads region,” Governor McAuliffe said. “It propels Virginia further on its quest to become a national leader in autonomous technology and industry, which is at the heart of our efforts to build a new Virginia economy.”

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    4. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Secretary of Education Dietra Trent Celebrate Virginia Breakfast Challenge Winner Edward W. Wyatt Middle School

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Presents 2017 Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Public Service

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “These outstanding state employees are the best of the best in public service,” said Governor McAuliffe. “They represent the dedicated time and effort our excellent state workforce spends providing the services that are the backbone of state government. These awards demonstrate the commitment of our workforce and their excellence in customer service, innovation, teamwork, and volunteerism.” 

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Events

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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to give remarks at an economic development announcement
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11:40 AM Governor McAuliffe to give remarks at the Governor’s Conference on Aging
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01:30 PM First Lady to visit Riverheads Elementary School in Augusta County for VA Breakfast Challenge Celebration
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01:40 PM Governor McAuliffe to kick off Clean Energy Jobs Tour and make grant announcement
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03:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Southwest Virginia Community College for Clean Energy Jobs Tour briefing on energy and workforce initiatives
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04:00 PM First Lady to deliver remarks at Café to Grow “Foodie Truck” Launch in Roanoke
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05:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Wolf Hills Brewing Company
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