October 6th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,030 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $17.51 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 Announces Facebook Investing $1 Billion to Build New Data Center in Henrico County

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I am proud to welcome Facebook to Henrico County, and we look forward to a strong partnership,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the event. “When an industry giant like Facebook selects Virginia for a major operation, it’s proof that our efforts to build an open and welcoming economy that works for everyone are paying off. For many years, Virginia has served as a key hub for global internet traffic, emerging as one of the most active data center markets in the world. Working with companies like Facebook and many others, we are advancing Virginia’s position as a global leader in the technology economy and a world-class home to innovative companies of every size.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe to Introduce Gun Control Legislation Following Tragedy in Las Vegas

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The terrible tragedy we witnessed in Las Vegas earlier this week should be a wakeup call to leaders in every corner of this country, particularly here in Virginia, where the mass shooting at Virginia Tech taught us the heartbreak of these events firsthand. Elected officials who have the honor of serving here in Richmond have a responsibility to do everything we can to prevent the next mass shooting from happening in our Commonwealth. I have asked my public safety and policy teams to draft legislative items the next General Assembly can pass to keep Virginians safe from the gun violence that has become all too common in our nation,” said Governor McAuliffe.

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Attends ‘Crunch Heard Round the Commonwealth’ Farm to School Event

      Take aways:

      • In honor of Farm to School Week, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe kicked off the “Crunch Heard Round the Commonwealth” at Charles Barrett Elementary School with Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden.

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Tours Bethel High School’s Career Academies

      Take aways:

      • “I’ve always said we have to redesign our high schools,” said Governor McAuliffe. “High schools in America don’t work; they’re big buildings with classroom seats. You used to get credit for seat time. That doesn’t help you build a 21st-century Virginia. We’re building a new economy; we need to match the skills with the jobs that exist. What they’re doing in here is early on in life, they’re getting in the skill sets; they’re getting the exposure to businesses, things they may be interested in. Totally different. We’re getting away from standardized tests and getting them into real-life applications of what they’re going to do in life. It’s really spectacular what they’ve done here at Bethel.”

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      Governor Terry McAuliffe discusses jobs and education in Hampton Roads – WTKR 
    5. Governor McAuliffe Cuts Ribbon on New State Veterans Office on the College of William & Mary’s Campus

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Since I took office, one of my top priorities has been to make the Commonwealth the best place for veterans and families to live,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Virginia has one of the largest military populations in the country, with a large number of those veterans, active members, and their families living in the Hampton Roads area. That is why I am especially pleased to open this office in Williamsburg on the beautiful William & Mary campus. We stand committed to ensuring that every Virginia veteran has a VDVS office nearby to provide essential access to the federal and state benefits they have earned serving our country.”

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Calendar

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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