May 20th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 680 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $11.09 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 28 months in office.

Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success. This week was focused on the Governor’s persuasive trade mission to Boston and Canada, and our drop in unemployment in Virginia.

The Governor’s Top 5

  1. Virginia Unemployment drops to 3.9%, down from 5.3% when Governor McAuliffe took office

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    •  “Crossing below 4% unemployment marks a real milestone in our ongoing progress building a new Virginia economy and creating more opportunities for families across the Commonwealth. I am proud that we have the lowest unemployment rate in the Southeast and that we continue to outpace the nation when it comes to putting people back to work – but this is no time to let up. We are working every day to bring new jobs and investment to the Commonwealth and to lay a foundation for continued growth now and well into the future.”-Governor Terry McAuliffe
  2. Governor McAuliffe signs historical Biennial Budget

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “This budget represents a significant accomplishment. I am pleased that we were able to work together to develop a fiscally responsible biennial budget. This historic budget provides $1 billion in additional funding for education, and it enhances funding for critical needs like transportation, support for our veterans, and initiatives to strengthen the new Virginia economy.” -Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. Governor McAuliffe leads 18th Trade Mission to Boston and Canada, as Canadian Tourism spending increases 65%

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of the trade mission?
    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Virginia’s rich history, natural beauty, and surging culinary scene make it a top U.S. destination for Canadian tourists and business travelers. Canada has been and remains the homeland of the largest share of international visitors year after year and these missions play a major role in ensuring that visitors all over the world know what Virginia has to offer.” -Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  4. First Lady McAuliffe highlights childhood nutrition on panel for Partnership for a Healthier America

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: First Lady McAuliffe was a distinguished speaker at the Partnership for a Healthier America’s 2016 Building a Healthier Future Summit. The summit convened leading companies and industry leaders working to end childhood obesity with nonprofits, academic, and government counterparts to address this paramount issue. A leader on the forefront of this issue, First Lady McAuliffe has lead new initiatives in the Commonwealth to address poor nutrition and educate youth on healthier lifestyles through diet and exercise.

  5. Governor McAuliffe Announces two business winners of the Pop Up Marion Community Business Launch Program

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Virginia’s Community Business Launch program offers a new approach to support Virginia’s business strategies and truly places the community at the heart of entrepreneurial and small business development. One of our key strategies for building a new Virginia economy is to encourage and foster small business growth, and this announcement today is progress for the town of Marion and entrepreneurs across the Commonwealth.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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