April 21st, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 920 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $15.86 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 Honors Virginia Tech Shooting Victims

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      • “The whole of Virginia remembers the 32 victims that lost their lives during a tragic and senseless act of violence ten years ago today,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, survivors and the entire Virginia Tech community who have shown incredible strength and resilience while facing unimaginable grief. We should reflect on the heartbreaking events that took place and use this moment to come together to ensure an incident of this magnitude never happens again in our Commonwealth.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Announces Commonwealth’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.8%

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    3. Governor Attends Solar Panel Ribbon Cutting at UVA’s Clemons Library


      Photo credit: Sun Tribe Solar

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “UVA’s historic investment proves that solar technology is achievable, affordable, and here to stay,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “This project turns Clemons Library into a living laboratory, allowing students to see first-hand how green energy is changing the way we live and work. The lessons they’re learning will help grow the new Virginia economy for generations to come.” 

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Visits all 37 Virginia State Parks

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Having seen them all, I can confidently tell you that every Virginia State Park is worth visiting,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “Our State Parks offer unparalleled opportunities for recreation and environmental education, while serving as a reminder of our rich heritage. They also contribute significantly to our Commonwealth’s economy by encouraging tourism and commerce in every corner of the state. I want to thank the men and women of the Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation for working day and night to make our park system the best in the world and for welcoming Dorothy and me as we set out on this tour of Virginia’s amazing natural assets.”

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Commutes Sentence of Ivan Teleguz to Life in Prison

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      Bonus Photo: Governor McAuliffe an First Lady host the annual Capitol Square Easter Egg Hunt

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Events

Calendar

09:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to interview on WRVA Radio’s Ask the Governor
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10:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to sign Cigarette Trafficking legislation with Attorney General Herring
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12:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to give remarks at State Trails Symposium at VAULT Conference
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01:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to sign Domestic Violence legislation
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04:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to host Restoration of Rights Engagement Event
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