July 28th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 995 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.32 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 41 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 Rides in Torc Robotics Autonomous Vehicle Following its More Than 4,300 Mile Cross Country Trip

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I want to congratulate Torc on accomplishing this incredible feat,” said Governor McAuliffe. “I am proud to see a home-grown engineering firm develop self-driving technology and introduce it to the rest of the country on a coast-to-coast drive. Entrepreneurial companies like Torc are critical to building the new Virginia economy and creating jobs of the 21st century.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia has Exceeded his Goal for Alternatively Fueled Public Vehicles

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I’m pleased to announce today that the Commonwealth has exceeded our goal of transitioning state and local vehicles to alternative fuels, and we’ve done so ahead of schedule,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the announcement. “With our 2014 energy plan, we set out to expand access to alternative fuel vehicles in a way that was cost effective for the Commonwealth and that leveraged best practices from the private sector. These vehicles reduce air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, cut down on gasoline costs and support our Commonwealth’s growing alternative fuels industry, leading to job growth here at home and more sustainable transportation solutions. This is a great step forward and we will continue to work to make Virginia’s the cleanest and most innovative vehicle fleet in the nation.”

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Speaks at Feeding America’s Agency Capacity, Programs and Nutrition Conference

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “As long as our children lack year-round access to the food they need to grow, and as long as our communities go hungry, our future is at risk,” said First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. “We have great momentum, but we need to sustain and build on it across the country to ensure that every American has the food they need to live up to their full potential, no matter their background. When we come together to build solutions for every community, we can end hunger in America.”
    4. Governor McAuliffe Speaks at 108th NAACP National Convention

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “We cannot take for granted that someone else in power will do what is right for your family and your community,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We must demand it of our public servants, and of ourselves. If we remain silent, then we will never fulfill our potential as powerful, progressive, and deliberate citizens. Every time we take a stand that advances the cause of equal opportunity, we honor the legacy of the NAACP. If we stand together, we can do anything.”
    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces JennChem LLC Will Invest $5 Million and Create 40 New Jobs in Russell County

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Growing the advanced manufacturing industry is integral to building the new Virginia economy, and JennChem’s decision to grow its operations in the Commonwealth is evidence that our efforts are working,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The JENNMAR family of companies have been important corporate partners and employers for more than 20 years, enriching Southwest Virginia’s rebounding economy and adding valuable jobs. We look forward to continuing this strong partnership among JennChem, Russell County, and the Commonwealth.”

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