June 9th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 955 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.13 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.

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    1. Governor McAuliffe Commits Virginia to the U.S. Climate Alliance

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      • “As the first state in the Trump era to take executive action to limit carbon emissions and create clean energy jobs, Virginia is proud to join the U.S. Climate Alliance,” said Governor McAuliffe. “President Trump's announcement to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement does not speak for the states and cities that are committed to fighting climate change and paving the way for a new energy economy. If the federal government insists on abdicating leadership on this issue, it will be up to the American people to step forward – and in Virginia we are doing just that.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Announces Amazon Web Services to Bring 1,500 Jobs to Virginia, Beating Out Texas and Washington

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      • “It is a tremendous honor for Amazon Web Services to select Fairfax County and the Commonwealth for its East Coast corporate campus,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “When one of the world’s most successful companies chooses to expand its footprint across Virginia, it is a testament to our talented workforce and business climate. Because it was a priority to win this transformational project, we partnered with Virginia’s Major Employment and Investment Project Approval Commission to ensure that AWS chose the Commonwealth. We have a longstanding relationship with Amazon and are proud that the company will continue to play a key role in building the new Virginia economy.”

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    3. Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Announce $935,000 USDA Grant Aimed at Improving Summer Food Security

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      • “As we work together to build the new Virginia economy, we must ensure that we are providing all of our students with the resources they need to succeed -- including access to nutritious meals,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This grant builds upon the First Lady’s tremendous work combating hunger in Virginia and will make it possible for even more students to become food secure.”
      • “Summer is a difficult time for food insecure families,” said First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. “Household budgets are stretched to the max when kids lose access to school meals. The continuation of the Summer EBT pilot will provide families with much-needed relief and demonstrate that new, innovative programs can move us toward ending childhood hunger once and for all.”

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Signs Legislation Aimed at Preventing Bullying in Schools

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    5. Governor McAuliffe signs Resolution Urging the Federal Government to Continue Funding the Chesapeake Bay Program

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