November 4th, 2016

This week Governor McAuliffe delivered on two of his Administration’s most important initiatives: The resolution to 30 years of congestion on I-66 while saving taxpayers more than $2.5 billion and reaching the V3 veteran hiring goal 400 days early. Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 827 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with nearly $14 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 33 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 Outside the Beltway Project saves taxpayers $2.5 billion

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “This project will transform travel in the I-66 corridor and pave the way for additional multimodal options that will reduce congestion and commute times,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Both teams that submitted bids for this project met the criteria the Commonwealth set for it, but Express Mobility Partners’ proposal was the best for Virginia from both a technical and financial standpoint.” 

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    2. Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia Values Veterans Program reaches 20,000 hires goal over 400 days early

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The success of the Virginia Values Veterans program is a clear example of the enormous benefits innovative public-private solutions can bring to our economy and to families across the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at today’s announcement. “The V3 Program connects Virginia companies with veterans seeking employment, and has shown that hiring veterans is one of the best business decisions an employer can make. We will continue the progress of this outstanding program, and continue to ensure that Virginia remains the best place in the country for veterans and their families.” 

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    3. Virginia secures federal aid for residents impacted by Hurricane Matthew

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I am proud of the way our state agencies worked together with local and federal governments to expedite the disaster assessment and recovery process,” said Governor McAuliffe. “FEMA, VDEM, the Small Business Administration and local communities completed the Joint Preliminary Damage Assessments in record time, assessing more than 2,500 homes and buildings for damage in just three days. This declaration will ensure Virginia residents and businesses have access to the aid needed to support recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.”

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    4. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe encourages Virginians to join her and vote in-person absentee

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    5. Governor McAuliffe announces twenty-eight First Virginia Business Ready Sites Program award recipients

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • ““I am confident that the Virginia Business Ready Sites Program will be a powerful economic development tool to identify marketable sites for prospective businesses,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Every locality that requested funding and met the required guidelines will receive it, which is a huge testament to the motivation and commitment of Virginia’s communities and our partnership to ensure that the Commonwealth remains competitive in the global arena. These grants will be used to identify and assess large sites so they can be marketed for industrial or commercial purposes, thus increasing Virginia’s inventory. This new program goes hand-in-hand with our efforts to diversify and build a new Virginia economy, and I congratulate the award recipients and the four business ready sites.” 

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08:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to attend Health Wagon Distinguished Visitor Day – Army Readiness Training
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07:00 PM Governor McAuliffe will deliver remarks at NARAL Pro-Choice Virginia’s Power of Choice Celebration. First Lady will attend.
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