July 8th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 728 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $12.63 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 29 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 announces $165 Million in federal transportation grants to deliver the Atlantic Gateway Project

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Our administration worked with federal, state, local and private sector parties to submit a package of transportation improvements that will have far-reaching benefits for everyone who travels the Commonwealth, whether by car, bus or train. Transportation leaders came to the table with one clear goal: improve travel in the most heavily traveled corridor in the Southeast by investing in road and rail improvements to move people and commerce more efficiently, not only through Virginia, but also from Florida to New York … The Atlantic Gateway will create jobs and contribute to our efforts to build a new Virginia economy, and we could not have moved forward without this important federal funding.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. Governor McAuliffe streamlines voting registration in Virginia through electronic process at the DMV

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “This new innovation is a great example of government using technology to serve taxpayers better and make it easier to participate in our elections,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the announcement. “By streamlining the voter application process at the DMV we will help Virginians to get in and out of customer service centers faster and give DMV employees more time to focus on customers, rather than processing stacks of paper applications. I want to thank the teams at the Virginia DMV and the Department of Elections who worked hard to enhance the experience they offer taxpayers while conserving government resources in the process.” 

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  3. Governor McAuliffe selects Basil I. Gooden, Ph.D. as Virginia’s next Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “I am excited to bring a leader with Dr. Gooden’s experience and vision into my cabinet as our next Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry. Dr. Gooden has been involved in Virginia’s agriculture industry his whole life, as he grew up raising Black Angus beef on his family’s cattle farm in Buckingham County. Agriculture and forestry are two of Virginia’s largest and most important industries, and Dr. Gooden is ready to build on our administration’s success in growing them under the leadership of Secretary Haymore. I ask members of my cabinet to spend every day making government work better for taxpayers and contributing to our administration’s goal of building a new Virginia economy. I have no doubt that Dr. Gooden will be a valuable member of this team and an outstanding Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry.”– said Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  4. First Lady McAuliffe discusses conservation needs in Virginia at the Nature Conservancy’s Piney Grove Preserve

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe toured the Nature Conservancy’s Piney Grove Preserve and participated in a prescribed burn demonstration in Waverly, Virginia. The Conservancy has worked to restore the forest and native red-cockaded woodpecker habitats at Piney Grove since 1998, when the first tract was acquired from the Hancock Timber Resource Group. The Conservancy has observed widespread success, seeing nearly a 70 percent increase in fledglings per nest in the preserve in recent years. The First Lady, accompanied by Secretary of Natural Resources Molly Ward, representatives from the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries, and the Department of Forestry, discussed resources and methods needed to continue protecting and fostering healthy wildlife habitats throughout Virginia with the Conservancy. The group also participated in a prescribed burn, a conservation method of controlled fires necessary in helping forests and ecosystems mature.
  5. Governor McAuliffe announces SANJO Corte Fino will invests $17.5 million and create 85 new jobs in Virginia Beach

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “I am pleased to congratulate SANJO for their expansion and applaud their decision to establish their new North American headquarters in the best shipping region along the eastern seaboard. This is a significant win for the City of Virginia Beach and the entire Hampton Roads area and speaks to the region’s top-tier workforce and competitive business advantages. SANJO will be a great corporate partner in our continuing efforts to build a new Virginia economy, and we look forward to their success.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to unveil biennial budget to joint money committees
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02:45 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Highland County Veterans Memorial
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03:15 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Highland Center
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03:40 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Big Fish Cider Company
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