August 5th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 762 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $12.87 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 30 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 breaks ground on I-66 inside-the-Beltway improvements

    Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Since the beginning of our administration, we made it our top transportation priority to improve Virginia’s infrastructure and unclog the bottlenecks on our most congested highways. This project is a big step forward in our work to transform one of the most important corridors in Northern Virginia, and it will ensure that drivers have faster, safer and more reliable commutes every day. This initiative, coupled with Virginia’s new SMARTSCALE transportation prioritization process, will unlock Northern Virginia from the traffic congestion that was strangling this region’s economic potential.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. Governor McAuliffe announces solar project will power government operations in Virginia Beach

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “This historic announcement is the latest step forward in our mission to make Virginia a global leader in the renewable energy economy. I want to thank the Department of the Navy and Dominion for joining us in this partnership to diversify Virginia’s energy mix and enhance the security of our energy infrastructure. Solar energy is an essential element of the all-of-the-above energy approach our Commonwealth needs to keep costs for businesses, families and taxpayers low and continue to build a new Virginia economy.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. Governor announces 600 new jobs for the City of Chesapeake as Dollar Tree headquarters expands

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “This is a tremendous project for the City of Chesapeake and the Commonwealth. Dollar Tree has been an outstanding corporate citizen for 30 years in Virginia and these 600 new jobs are a testament to the business climate, location and workforce the Commonwealth has provided. This project further solidifies Dollar Tree’s commitment to Virginia, and we are thrilled to see their headquarters grow and create hundreds of well-paid jobs. Ensuring our businesses succeed is key for building a new Virginia economy, and Dollar Tree continues to be a significant part of those efforts.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  4. Governor McAuliffe touts water quality improvements at 2016 Virginia Ag-Expo

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “As one of our largest private industries, Virginia’s agricultural sector is a key partner in our fight to curb pollution and improve water quality. Our historic investment in agriculture best management practices will give farmers across the Commonwealth the tools and resources necessary to combat runoff, toxins, and byproducts in the Chesapeake Bay and tributaries. I am proud of the strides we have made so far, and we will continue to work in partnership with the agricultural industry to grow this important sector while preserving and improving water resources that are essential to our economic future and quality of life.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. Governor McAuliffe visits Redskins Training Camp in RVA

    Take aways:

    • “I view this as a Virginia team,” McAuliffe said Friday on ESPN 980, the Redskins’ official radio station “I know they’re in Maryland right now. But a majority of the season ticket holders are Virginians, all the players live in Virginia, we have all of your [practice] facilities. … We’re in very serious negotiations, as I assume other jurisdictions are. Listen, we would love to have them.”

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08:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to attend Health Wagon Distinguished Visitor Day – Army Readiness Training
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07:00 PM Governor McAuliffe will deliver remarks at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s Power of Choice Celebration. First Lady will attend.
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