June 16th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 964 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.14 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 40 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 and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Dedicate Marker Honoring Loving v. Virginia

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      • “I am honored to unveil this historical marker memorializing the landmark Loving v. Virginia Supreme Court case and Mildred and Richard Loving’s courageous struggle to fight for what they knew was right,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This revolutionary case overturned decades of discrimination against interracial couples, and established the principle that two people who love each other have the right to make a life together with the blessing of the state.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation Keeping Kids in Classrooms and out of the Juvenile Justice System

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I am proud of my administration’s strong commitment to reducing unnecessary suspensions and expulsions, keeping students in school where they can receive support services, stay on track with their coursework, and ultimately become thriving members of the new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “I am also grateful to Delegate Bagby and Senator Wexton for their leadership on this issue. We cannot afford to lose a generation of students because we failed to act – because the children we keep in the classroom today are the adults who will fill the high-demand jobs of tomorrow.”

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Receives No Kid Hungry Hero Award

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      • Dorothy McAuliffe received the No Kid Hungry Hero Award during the organization’s 2017 Hero Dinner on June 8. The First Lady was recognized by Share Our Strength and former U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, for her work to end childhood hunger and improve access to nutritious meals across Virginia. As Chair of the Commonwealth Council on Bridging the Nutritional Divide, the First Lady has brought together stakeholders from diverse sectors of the food system. In 2015, she successfully advocated for $2.5 million in new state funding to help schools adopt breakfast after the bell programs proven to expand food access and increase academic performance. Since partnering with No Kid Hungry, Mrs. McAuliffe has led efforts to transition more than 700 schools to an alternative breakfast model, increasing the number of meals served per year by over 10 million.

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Signs Mental Health Legislation

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia’s Beer Industry is Booming with 206 Breweries Across the State

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The beer industry is a significant economic driver that spans several sectors including manufacturing, agriculture and tourism,” said Governor McAuliffe. “I am proud of the success we have had making Virginia a premier destination for craft brewers and consumers from all over the world. I commend our Virginia breweries for their hard work in making world-class beer, and for playing a key role in building the new Virginia economy.”

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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to make economic development announcement with Senator Tim Kaine
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11:45 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility
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03:15 PM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Autonomous Vehicle event
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