July 29th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 742 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $12.66 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 30 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 delivers speech at Democratic National Convention and congratulates Senator Tim Kaine on Vice Presidential nomination

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: Governor McAuliffe attended the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia this past week, joining the Virginian delegation and Democratic leaders from Virginia. The Governor delivered a speech on Tuesday at the convention, congratulating Virginia Senator Tim Kaine on his Vice Presidential nomination and highlighting Virginia’s accomplishments in employment, public education, and ending veteran homelessness as a model for the nation.
    •  “I would be remiss if I did not praise Hillary for her excellent judgment in selecting my friend and fellow Virginian Tim Kaine to be the next Vice President of the United States … In Virginia, we are putting our values into action to create jobs and bring our unemployment rate down from 5.3 percent when I took office to 3.7 percent today … we have made record investments in public education, expanded access so we have a healthy nutritious plan for all of our children … and we were the first state in the United States of American to be certified to functionally ended veteran homelessness.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe
    • Watch the full speech here

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  2. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Former Secretary of Education Anne Holton put national spotlight on childhood hunger

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: This past Tuesday, the First Lady of Virginia and former Secretary of Education Anne Holton held a child hunger awareness event at a local elementary school in Philadelphia. Advocating for increasing access to nutritional programs for children at public schools, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Anne Holton, wife of Vice Presidential Democratic nominee Tim Kaine, focused the national media’s attention on this pressing national issue during the Democratic National Convention.

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  3. Governor McAuliffe appoints Dr. Dietra Trent as Virginia Secretary of Education, following Anne Holton’s departure from the administration

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Dietra is goal-oriented and a natural problem-solver who is already a crucial member of our team, and I am excited to have her join my Cabinet. She is deeply committed to ensuring that all Virginians have access to an affordable education of the highest quality, and I know she will continue to be a strong voice for our young people.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  4. Governor McAuliffe launches new grant program to bolster workforce credentials and lower community college training program costs

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “This program establishes a first-in-the-nation performance funding formula to create and sustain a supply of credentialed workers who meet the needs identified by our business leaders. This week’s launch is the culmination of many months of hard work by public and private sector partners, all of us working together to ensure that Virginia has a 21st century workforce with the skills and experience to compete in today’s global economy.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. Governor McAuliffe announces 60 new jobs in the City of Alexandria, successfully retaining The Motley Fool in Virginia

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “The Motley Fool has been at the forefront of innovative financial solutions for more than 20 years, and I congratulate this global financial company on its expansion in the City of Alexandria. It is critical that we provide world-class business resources and workforce training in order to attract and retain high-quality companies in the Commonwealth. We will work with businesses to ensure that they have the tools to grow and prosper here in the Commonwealth as we continue to build a new Virginia economy”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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