December 9th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 845 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with $13.99 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 34 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 announces General Fund Revenue collections up 13.4 percent and Fiscal-Year-To-Date collections up 5.4 percent

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “November was clearly a strong month for revenue collections and a positive indicator that our Commonwealth’s economy is headed in the right direction. This is a clear sign that our efforts to grow and diversify Virginia’s economy are paying off, but we can’t afford to let up now. As we prepare for another budget cycle and legislative session, I look forward to working with the General Assembly to pass a balanced budget that advances key economic priorities, and passing an agenda that lays a strong foundation for sustained economic growth.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe
    2. Governor McAuliffe welcomes Peet’s Coffee to Suffolk; Mid-Atlantic Roastery bringing 135 new jobs and $58 million investment to Virginia

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Peet’s Coffee’s decision to locate its East Coast manufacturing operation in Virginia is a true testament to the welcoming climate our Commonwealth offers businesses from every sector. Virginia’s strategic location, business climate, and top-notch workforce continue to attract high-caliber companies, and this project is a significant win for the City of Suffolk and the Hampton Roads region. The Commonwealth has emerged as a hub for critical industry sectors like advanced manufacturing and food and beverage, and we welcome Peet’s to our roster as we celebrate ongoing success in diversifying and building a new Virginia economy.”  – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    3. Governor McAuliffe congratulates Port of Virginia for best container volume movement in port history

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The outstanding performance of the Port of Virginia is a testament to the progress they have made and their outlook as a central port on the eastern seaboard. This also underscores the vital importance the port serves in the new Virginia economy, allowing Virginia products to move efficiently in the global marketplace. I commend the leadership and efforts of the Virginia Port Authority and I look forward to more record-breaking container volume movements in the future.”  – Governor Terry McAuliffe 
    4. Governor McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and staff participate in Salvation Army Angel Tree program

      Take aways:

      • DETAILS: The McAuliffe administration participated in the Salvation Army Angel Tree program this past Wednesday, coordinated by Elania Schramm in the Secretariat of Health and Human Resources. The program is in partnership with NBC12 Richmond, and participants buy gifts for a child who might not otherwise receive gifts this Christmas. Learn more about the program here.
      • “The holiday season is about reflecting on all the blessings in our lives and reaching out to those in need. The Salvation Army Angel Tree program is an excellent way for the Richmond community to come together for children who many not otherwise receive gifts this year. I encourage all Virginians to reach out to someone in need and bring hope and joy to those who matter most.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe
    5. Governor McAuliffe awards Policing in the 21st Century grants

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Since the beginning of my administration, my team and I have worked closely with local and state law enforcement agencies to develop strategies that build and strengthen their relationships within the communities they serve. Strong police-community relationships are essential to protecting the safety of families and businesses in every community in our Commonwealth. I commend the agencies that are receiving this award for their outstanding leadership on these important issues. We will continue to ensure policing in the 21st century is built on communal integrity across all corners of the Commonwealth.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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