October 27th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,039 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $18.61 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 39 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 Breaks Ground on New Puller Veterans Care Center in Fauquier County

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      • “I am proud to break ground today on the Puller Veterans Care Center, which is one of two new centers that will serve those who’ve bravely worn our nation’s uniform,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This state-of-the-art 128-bed facility will ensure that our veterans in Northern Virginia will have the skilled nursing, Alzheimer’s and memory care, and short-term rehabilitative services they need and have earned. As governor, I promised to make Virginia the most veteran-friendly state in the nation and, thanks to the hard work of my team and our many partners, I’m proud to say we’ve kept that promise today.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Announces Altec Industries to Expand in Botetourt County Creating 180 New Jobs and Investing $30.2 Million

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      • “Altec Industries' continued success is a great example of how our Commonwealth’s outstanding business climate continues to benefit companies and Virginia families,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This expansion will create jobs and economic opportunity in the Roanoke region and send a clear signal to other manufacturing firms that Virginia is the right place to locate and grow. Altec is a valuable employer in the Roanoke region, and creating these high-quality jobs is a great step forward as we continue to build a new Virginia economy.”

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Gives Keynote Address and Moderates Panel at the Governor’s Millennial Civic Engagement Forum

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Installs the Final Solar Panel on the Remington Solar Power Facility

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Hands out Glasses to Elementary School Children through Vision to Learn Program

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Launching this program in Richmond is the first step toward ensuring that our students have all of the tools they need to succeed in the classroom,” said Governor McAuliffe, who signed legislation this year codifying routine and high quality eye exams in public schools in Virginia. “Across the Commonwealth, an estimated 100,000 students lack eyeglasses. That’s why the work of organizations like Conexus and Vision to Learn is so critical. Through efforts like these, we can help thousands more students obtain the skills needed to thrive in the new Virginia economy.”

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09:45 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Ikea groundbreaking ceremony
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10:45 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Governor’s Housing Conference
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11:45 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at One Stop Career Center grand opening
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02:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to take part in climate change press conference
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06:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to attend Virginia Cider Week event
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07:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Pocahontas Reframed: Native American Storytellers Film Festival
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