This week, Governor McAuliffe completed his 18th trade mission on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia. On his latest mission, the Governor travelled to Israel and the United Kingdom. During the trip, the Governor and his team had the opportunity to engage with companies looking to bring jobs and invest in the United States. Governor McAuliffe met with leaders from many economic sectors including technology, finance, tourism, and energy.
While in England, Governor McAuliffe announced the completion of a new lumber export deal with the U.K. company James Latham PLC. The deal, which includes four lumber companies from across the Commonwealth, was put into motion during his last European Trade mission in April. Virginia's agriculture and forestry exports to the U.K. reached a new high in 2015 at $133 million, with about $110 million being wood products exports.
Governor McAuliffe believes the relationships forged and the ties strengthened during this trip will continue our success of bringing new businesses and economic investments to the Commonwealth.
In honor of the Governor securing another economic deal for Virginia, the McAuliffe Administration has created a list of 10 of the most significant economic deals produced as a result of the trade missions: