October 28th, 2016

The CoStar Group decision to invest $8 million and create 732 new jobs in Virginia is a reflection of the efforts by Governor McAuliffe to build a new Virginia economy that is open and welcoming to everyone. It is this economic philosophy that has allowed Virginia to close 824 economic development deals with more than $13.99 billion in capital investment, the most of any Governor in Virginia history. After 33 months, Governor McAuliffe has demonstrated that he will continue to grow our #NewVaEconomy and build on our historic economic success.

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      1. Governor McAuliffe announces 732 new jobs and $8 million investment in Virginia as CoStar Group to open research division HQ

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        • What are the details of this announcement?
        • “We are thrilled to welcome CoStar Group to Virginia and to our capital city. This will be a transformational project for the City of Richmond and the greater metropolitan area, bringing a new, high-profile corporate partner and more than 700 high-paying jobs. With our outstanding technology infrastructure and our unparalleled higher education system, the Commonwealth is a hub for the IT sector and the perfect home for CoStar’s research operation. Today is a huge milestone for Richmond and for our efforts to diversify and build a new Virginia economy.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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      2. Governor McAuliffe announces more than $6.6 million in federal POWER grants to revitalize Virginia’s Appalachian Region

        Take aways:

        • What are the details of this announcement?
        • “Each of the Virginia POWER grants announced today takes us one step closer to building the new Virginia economy. From the tourism and agriculture industries to drone technology and cybersecurity, we must do everything we can to leverage our homegrown assets and create opportunity and economic diversification in our coalfield regions. Today’s announcement is a big step forward and I thank the Appalachian Regional Commission for this investment in Virginia’s future. ”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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      3. The Children’s Cabinet shows student improvement across Virginia, including school nutrition efforts led by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

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        • What are the details of this announcement?
        • “It is imperative that Virginia’s education system takes an innovative, holistic approach to ensure our children have the tools and resources necessary for a world of cyber and interconnectivity. Two years ago, I established the Children’s Cabinet and I am proud of the work the group has accomplished in such a short time. We will continue to develop our classrooms with positive behavior structures, cutting-edge technology, and relevant skill development for the next generation of Virginians to be successful in the new Virginia economy.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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      4. Governor McAuliffe receives The Swanson Courage Award for Civil Rights for restoring the civil rights to more than 85,000 Virginians

        Take aways:

        • DETAILS: On October 23, Governor Terry McAuliffe was awarded The Swanson Courage Award for Civil Rights from the Albemarle-Charlottesville NAACP for his actions and commitment to restore civil rights to tens of thousands of Virginians. The award is named after attorney Gregory Hayes Swanson, the first African American to attend the University of Virginia after he won a lawsuit filed to gain entrance to the law school in 1950. The award is given annually by the Swanson Legacy Committee.
        • “As of today, I have restored the civil rights of 85,719 Virginians. I could tell you countless stories of the hardships endured and the unwavering determination by these disenfranchised citizens. These people deserve second chances and an equal voice in our society. It is the right thing to do.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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      5. Governor McAuliffe announces $1 million grant from USA Funds for workforce development through Virginia’s Community Colleges

        Take aways:

        • “I am delighted to announce this new partnership between the Commonwealth and USA Funds – an organization dedicated to supporting postsecondary education and training that leads to a fulfilling career. My administration has been similarly dedicated to driving postsecondary workforce credentials—from industry certifications to college degrees—that support in-demand occupations in advanced manufacturing, IT and cybersecurity, and other high-value sectors. Today’s announcement is another step in ensuring that our workforce has the right tools to become successful. I thank USA Funds for this grant and look forward to seeing the results of this investment as we continue building a new Virginia economy.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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