August 19th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 777 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $13.22 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 31 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 leads 19th trade and marketing mission to Colombia

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “To help build the new Virginia economy, we must look for sales opportunities around the world for Virginia businesses while also recruiting new investments to the Commonwealth. Missions like this one are critical to our efforts to spur new exports and economic development. I am grateful for Ambassador Pinzón’s invitation and I am excited to make my first visit to South America as Governor and establish new export deals for agriculture, Virginia’s largest private industry."–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. Governor McAuliffe announces first-ever Cyber-Physical Summit to bolster cybersecurity and network tech companies across Virginia

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Bolstering the security of Virginia’s cyber assets and making our Commonwealth a leader in this booming economic sector is one of my administration’s top priorities. This first-ever Cyber-Physical Systems Summit will bring industry leaders together in Virginia to devise new strategies to secure our cyber networks and physical assets. This type of collaboration is essential to staying on top of growing trends in this fast-moving industry, and staying ahead of criminals across the globe who are working every day to undermine the security of our technological resources and our communities.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  3. Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia’s unemployment rate holds steady at 3.7% in July

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Twenty-eight months of solid year-over-year employment gains give us fresh evidence that we are advancing toward our goal and building a new Virginia economy that will enable our Commonwealth to weather future economic headwinds. I am proud of our accomplishments through the transformation of our workforce system and investment in key infrastructure, and today’s announcement gives us renewed confidence that we are creating a lasting legacy for future generations of Virginians.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  4. Governor McAuliffe breaks ground on first Virginia National Guard headquarters in 409 year history of operation

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “The Virginia National Guard has a proud history here in our Commonwealth that stretches over 409 years. We are here to celebrate the first time that the Guard has been rewarded for its four centuries of service with a brand new building to house its headquarters. I think we can all agree it’s well-deserved and long overdue … thank you to everyone who has worked so hard on this project, and I thank all the brave men and women who serve in our Virginia National Guard.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. Governor McAuliffe launches Virginia Business Spotlight and announces Mt. Jackson native Route 11 Potato Chips as this week’s pick

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Virginia is chock-full of incredible businesses and business owners. I am launching the Virginia Business Spotlight to show off how great our home-grown entrepreneurs are and to thank them for all that they have contributed to our communities. This week’s inaugural pick is Route 11 Potato Chips, from Mt. Jackson, Virginia, the greatest potato chips in the world – congratulations.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe
    • Video: Governor McAuliffe congratulates Route 11 Potato Chips

Events

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10:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at SmartFarm Summit
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01:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to make economic development announcement
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