July 14th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 978 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.16 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. Virginia Jumps 6 Spots to Number 7 in CNBC’s 2017 ‘Best States for Business’

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “We are thrilled that CNBC has recognized our efforts to build a new Virginia economy by ranking the Commonwealth number seven in their Annual ‘Best States for Business’ in 2017,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The effects from federal sequestration in 2013 did substantial damage to our economy. When I took office, we came in with a clear and simple plan to diversify our industries and make Virginia less dependent on the whims of Washington. Thanks to significant reforms and historic investments in our education system, innovative workforce development strategies and the record-breaking recruitment of new business capital and jobs, we are mitigating the damage of federal dysfunction and building an economy that works better for everyone.”

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  2. Governor McAuliffe Signs Letter of Intent Making Virginia First State Opting-in to FirstNet’s National Public Safety Broadband Network

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “I am proud that Virginia is the first state in the nation to opt in to this program that will help our first responders communicate during times of emergency,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “While this is only the beginning of the process, I look forward to the continued coordinated efforts among Virginia, FirstNet, and AT&T to provide public safety officials with innovative new technologies that will help them keep Virginians safe.”

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  3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Addressed the School Nutrition Association’s Annual National Conference in Atlanta, GA

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • "In Virginia, we have found success not only by leveraging public and private funds to support school breakfast expansion, but by working with a broad network of leaders to elevate the importance of our school nutrition programs,"  said First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe 
  4. Governor McAuliffe Announces 2,173 Credentials Awarded through New Economy Workforce Credentials Grant Program

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Today’s announcement is a landmark achievement for our workforce development efforts,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe speaking at the announcement event.  “Clearly, the timing was right for this innovative initiative to help our businesses find qualified workers and empower more Virginians to seek good-paying jobs.  In partnership with the General Assembly and our public and private sector partners, we are filling key gaps in the workforce pipeline and putting more Virginians to work in the new Virginia economy.”

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  5. Governor McAuliffe Announces HOMELAND will Film Upcoming Season in Virginia

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “We are delighted to welcome this outstanding drama to the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The film production industry is a significant economic driver for our Commonwealth. With every new film or television series that comes to Virginia, this thriving industry continues creating jobs, generating tourist activity and building momentum for even more great new projects. Having hosted shows like Turn: Washington’s Spies, Mercy Street, and now HOMELAND, it is clear that Virginia is a premier television production location, and I look forward to the success of this series here in Virginia.”

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