November 11th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 831 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $13.85 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 34 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 trade and marketing mission to the Pacific Rim

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of the announcement?
      • “With more than 90 percent of the world’s consumers living outside the United States, our international trade and marketing missions are central to our efforts to build the new Virginia economy. These missions enable us to promote Virginia’s pro-business environment, including our world-class products and producers, ports and airports, and highly-skilled workforce, which are all fundamental to attracting and retaining foreign investments. We will continue to ensure Virginia’s private-sector companies have the resources to grow and diversify their customer base, bringing revenue back to the Commonwealth and build their businesses with investments in the global marketplace.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    2. Governor McAuliffe launches cybersecurity training initiative for veterans in Virginia

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I am pleased to launch Cyber Vets Virginia to help our veterans build the skillsets they need to be successful in the new Virginia economy. We currently have 17,000 open cyber jobs in Virginia and our veteran community is extremely well-suited to help close the workforce gap in this growing industry. We will continue to work with our partners and the private sector to build innovative pathways for job training and career development for veterans in Virginia.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    3. Governor McAuliffe honors veterans and their families at Veterans Day ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Every year, we set aside Veterans Day to honor all the men and women who have served and sacrificed in uniform for our country. As a proud father of a Marine and the son of a World War II veteran, I deeply appreciate the sacrifice, dedication, and service of our veterans, as well as the sacrifices and strength of their families and loved ones. Whether it is functionally ending veteran homelessness, expanding employment opportunities through Virginia Values Veterans program, or improving medical services for combat related injuries like PTSD, we will continue our efforts to make Virginia the best place for our service members, veterans, and their families.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    4. Governor McAuliffe announces 44 new jobs and more than $251 million investment as Microsoft expands data center in Mecklenburg County

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Microsoft has now invested nearly $2 billion in its Mecklenburg facility and created over 250 jobs since 2010,” Governor McAuliffe said. “With five expansions in six years, this company’s success continues to be a testament to Southern Virginia’s talented workforce and strong IT infrastructure. The Commonwealth is emerging as a leader in the data center industry, and we are honored to have such a valued corporate partner aid us in our efforts to build a new Virginia economy.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    5. Virginia conducts successful 2016 election

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of Governor McAuliffe’s statement?
      • “I congratulate all of the candidates who won election here in Virginia and I want to thank the millions of Americans who voted and proved yet again that ours is the greatest democracy in the world. This was a difficult election, but the much harder work of building the country and economy our families deserve remains. The sooner we unite and move forward together, the more we can achieve for the Americans who entrusted us to lead.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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