August 11th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 999 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.38 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor. Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success.

The Governor’s Top 5

    1. Governor McAuliffe Announces Over 26,000 Veterans Hired through Virginia Values Veterans Program at Opening of New State Veterans Office in Loudoun

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “When my administration took office in 2014, we set ambitious goals to find jobs for our veterans and transitioning service members. More than three and a half years later, I am proud to announce that more than 26,000 military veterans are now employed in our civilian workforce through the efforts of our Virginia Values Veterans (V3) partners,” Governor McAuliffe said. “That represents a more than four-fold increase in the number of veterans hired since 2014, a real testament to the outstanding work of the V3 team and nearly 600 V3 partner companies and state and local governments. Veterans enter the workforce with unique skills and training that make them enormous asset to companies that hire them. Using smart public-private partnerships to connect talented veterans with companies that need them benefits these veterans, these business and our economy overall. This is a proud milestone, but we will continue to use every hour of this administration to advance Virginia’s position as the best state in the nation for veterans and their families to live, work and thrive.”
      • Details of the opening of the new Loudoun VDVS office
      • “I am pleased to be here in Ashburn today for the grand opening of this new Loudoun VDVS office,” said Governor McAuliffe.  “Just three weeks ago, I was in Manassas cutting the ribbon for the new VDVS office there.  Northern Virginia is home to tens of thousands of military veterans and their families – over 40,000 just in the area to be served by this new Loudoun office alone. We are committed to ensuring that every veteran has a VDVS office nearby to provide essential access to the federal and state benefits they have earned by their service to our country.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Breaks Ground on I-395 Express Lanes Expansion

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Anyone who travels on I-395 and I-95 today can attest that this is one of the most congested corridors in the country,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Today’s groundbreaking is the first project of the Commonwealth’s larger Atlantic Gateway Initiative which aims to unlock the I-95 Corridor. The Atlantic Gateway Initiative and the I-395 project demonstrate how we can work with our public and private partners to improve the quality of life for Virginians and our visitors – and keep our new Virginia economy growing.” 

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    3. Governor McAuliffe Announces Mission Services to Expand in Fairfax Co. Investing $820,000 and Creating 400 New Jobs

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Mission Services’ decision to grow in Fairfax County is a strong testament to the assets Virginia offers in the technology and cybersecurity sectors, including an unparalleled IT infrastructure, cutting-edge education programs and training, and a robust pipeline of talent,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Enhancing the strength of these industries is vital to building the new Virginia economy. We are pleased the company will benefit from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program to help prepare 400 new employees with skills of the 21st century.”

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Participates in U.S. Conference of Mayors Summer Leadership Armchair Discussion

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces 2018 National Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference to be Held in Virginia

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Zephyr’s decision to select Virginia and Loudoun County to host the 2018 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference is another clear indicator that the Commonwealth is a national beer industry leader,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The economic impact of beer in Virginia contributes over a billion dollars and thousands of jobs throughout the production, distribution, and retail industries. This conference offers a wonderful opportunity to showcase our award-winning breweries and their world-class products they make using high-quality Virginia-grown ingredients.”

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Calendar

08:30 AM Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe to make school breakfast announcement
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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Opportunity Inc. annual meeting
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10:00 AM First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe to provide remarks at Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and the Eastern Shore’s Elected Officials Engagement Day
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10:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Workforce Professionals Academy Conference
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12:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Department of Juvenile Justice Re-Entry Summit
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02:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Multimodal I-66 ribbon cutting
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