December 2nd, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 840 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with $13.99 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 34 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 joins Virginia tribal leaders to celebrate Werowocomoco’s permanent protection by the National Park Service

      Takeaways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Werowocomoco is a place of unparalleled significance, not just for the Commonwealth’s Native community, but for the nation as a whole. The Commonwealth of Virginia is home to some of the most important and prominent historical sites in the country and it is a great achievement that this archeological treasure is now under the permanent protection of the National Park Service. Werowocomoco will offer immense insight into untold history by showing us the complexity and depth of the Powhatan Chiefdom, and adds a new chapter to our shared American story.”  – Governor Terry McAuliffe    

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    2. Governor McAuliffe congratulates Grandwatt Electric Corporation for expanding exports to Latin America through Virginia’s international trade program

      Takeaways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Connecting Virginia-based companies with customers outside our Commonwealth and our country is a key element of our efforts to create jobs and build a new Virginia economy. Grandwatt is an excellent example of a Virginia company that used our trade missions as a platform to travel to international markets and connect with potential customers in foreign countries. I congratulate Grandwatt on their export expansion to Chile and Costa Rica and I encourage all Virginia companies to look at international investments as an opportunity to strengthen their business.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    3. Governor McAuliffe leads Seminar for New Governors, discussing leadership and national initiatives, as Chairman of the National Governors Association

      Takeaways:

      • DETAILS: Governor McAuliffe led the National Governors Association (NGA) Seminar for New Governors as Chairman of the NGA this week, sharing leadership strategies and discussing initiatives to better serve our states and the nation. Governor McAuliffe worked with Governors-elect on different aspects of governance, including office transition, administration management, and emergency preparedness and response. The Governor also discussed various NGA policy focuses, including Meet the Threat, a national state-level approach to improve cybersecurity, and addressing the opioid crisis.

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    4. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe visits the Valley and Charlottesville to work with local schools to end childhood hunger

      Takeaways:

      • DETAILS: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe visited Harrisonburg High School and Jackson-Via Elementary School as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign. The program works with the schools to expand breakfasts and ensure children are getting the proper nutrition to be successful in the classroom.
      • “We need to make sure the opportunity is there for kids to have the nutrition they need so they’re not hungry, their stomachs aren’t hurting, and they don’t have a headache so that they can focus on their studies. As adults, we understand how important what we eat and when we eat is, but it is especially important that a growing child receives the proper nutrition.” – First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

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    5. Governor McAuliffe and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry kick off Capitol Tree lighting ceremony

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      • DETAILS: Governor McAuliffe and Virginia Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Gooden kicked off the annual Capitol Tree lighting ceremony Thursday night in Richmond. The Governor and Secretary were joined by the Stevens Family, who donated the 25-foot Norway Spruce from their property in Afton, Virginia, as well as the Waynesboro High School Concert Choir, led by Director Jeff Ryman. The ceremony drew hundreds of spectators to celebrate the start of the holiday season in Virginia and denoted the first day of Virginia Christmas Tree Month in the Commonwealth. Following the ceremony, the Executive Mansion doors were open to the public for walk-through and viewing of the seasonal decorations.
      • What are the details of the proclamation?
      • “The First Lady and I offer our most sincere appreciation to the Virginia Christmas Tree Growers Association, as well as all the growers and farmers across Virginia for everything you do to make the holidays so special and beautiful. We also ask that you take time to extend a helping hand to those in need this holiday season. This is a season to reflect and give thanks for the many blessings present in our daily lives, and we wish all Virginians a very happy holidays and a prosperous new year.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe

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