December 8th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,074 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $19.35 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 46 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 and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Host Holiday Receptions for Deployed and Returned Service Members and Their Families

      Take aways:

      • On December 2nd and 3rd, as in years past, the Governor and First Lady were honored to host the families of Virginia’s National Guard airmen and soldiers at the Executive Mansion for four receptions. This year was the first time, since the Governor took office, that all four of Virginia’s National Guard units were home for the holidays.
    2. Governor McAuliffe Announces Awards from the Landmark DuPont Settlement

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “With these grants, we are addressing longstanding contamination, restoring ecosystems, and continuing Virginia's legacy of sound environmental stewardship,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “As the largest natural resources settlement in Virginia history, the DuPont settlement funds will protect and restore Virginia’s natural resources both within the City of Waynesboro and throughout the Shenandoah Valley for future generations.”

      Press:

    3. Governor McAuliffe Announces Global Technical Systems Investing $54.7 Million in Virginia Beach Creating 1,110 New Jobs

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Global Technical Systems has called Virginia Beach home for 20 years, and an expansion of this magnitude is transformational for the city and the region,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the event. “Creating well-paid, 21st-century jobs is fundamental to our mission to diversify and build the new Virginia economy, and today's major announcement is another step forward. GTS models how traditional, defense-oriented businesses can expand their horizons and create new technologies with commercial applications that can change the world. We are proud to have GTS on the Commonwealth's corporate roster, and excited about the company’s next chapter of growth.”

      Press:

    4. Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Break Ground on the Virginia Women’s Monument on Capitol Square

      Take aways:

      Press:

    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces Nearly $12.5 Million in Land Conservation Grants

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Virginia is home to a wealth of historical treasures, and these grants from the Virginia Land Conservation Foundation will improve visitor experiences and enhance educational opportunities at some of our country's most significant sites,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “I am especially pleased that a significant grant from this funding will go towards land preservation that will finally provide the Chickahominy Indian Tribe with permanent access to the river.”

      Press:

In Case You Missed It

Events

Calendar

10:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at SmartFarm Summit
Event details >

01:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to make economic development announcement
Event details >

Connect

Subscribe for News updates via email:
Subscribe for Flag Status updates via email: