August 4th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 998 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.37 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 41 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 Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker Call on President Trump to Stabilize Healthcare Markets

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Congratulates Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs John C. Harvey, Jr. on the Next Step in his Public Service Career

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “As the Secretary of Veterans and Defense Affairs, Admiral Harvey has been a tireless advocate for the more than 730,000 veterans who live and work in the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Over the past three and a half years, we have worked together to achieve significant accomplishments for veterans, active duty military, and their families making Virginia the most veteran- and military-friendly state in the nation. Admiral Harvey has used his position to create opportunity for veterans, servicemen and women and their families by expanding access to benefits, employment opportunities, education, and many other resources to help them thrive in and out of the military.  I am particularly grateful for Secretary Harvey’s leadership in making Virginia first state in the nation to functionally end veteran homelessness. I wish Admiral Harvey the very best in his new position at the Institute for Defense Analyses as the Director of Strategy, Forces and Resources Division, and I know he will continue to make the Commonwealth proud.”

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    3. Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe to Celebrate Virginia’s Farmers Market Week August 6-12

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Virginia’s farmers’ markets play an essential role in making fresh, local produce available to all members of their communities, including those who struggle with food insecurity,” said First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. “By expanding farmers’ market resources on the Virginia Food Access Network, we are helping to facilitate collaboration across Virginia’s food system so that markets can better serve our neighbors in need.”
      • For more information please visit VFAN.org 

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Launches “Smart Cities” Workgroup

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Promoting the advantages that Virginia has in many key elements of smart communities such as energy, autonomy, and cyber security is one of my highest priorities,” said Governor McAuliffe. “This executive directive will lay the groundwork for my administration’s efforts to make Virginia the nation’s leader in smart communities and to realize the enormous economic opportunities that accompany this growing industry. As we work to build a new Virginia economy, we must continue to innovate and open Virginia to new sectors that will create jobs and opportunities for generations to come. Smart communities is one of those sectors and this Commonwealth will lead the way.”

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces US Foods to Expand Prince William County Facility Creating Approximately 100 New Jobs

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Virginia's distribution base remains strong and continues to grow, thanks to leading companies like US Foods that choose to reinvest in the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe. "This important project was very competitive, and we are proud that major companies continue to recognize the advantage of Virginia's strategic Mid-Atlantic location and extensive transportation infrastructure. As we celebrate another step forward in our ongoing efforts to build the new Virginia economy by promoting the growth of existing businesses, we thank US Foods for its continued partnership and growth in Prince William County.”

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