June 10th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 692 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $11.20 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 28 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 receives BIO Governor of the Year Award for his support of biotech industry in Virginia

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “I am honored to receive this acknowledgement of our administration’s commitment to strengthen and expand an industry that is working to heal, fuel, and feed the world…Biotech innovation is key to building a new Virginia economy, and we have made it a top priority to encourage growth in this exciting sector. This emerging industry has tremendous potential to make our Commonwealth stronger, healthier, and more competitive in the 21st century economy,” -Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. First Lady McAuliffe joins US. Secretary of Agriculture and U.S. Secretary of Education to kick off summer meals program

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “In Virginia, about 87 percent of students who rely on free or reduced price school meals miss out on summer meal programs each day. We can and must do more to increase participation in these programs and connect more kids with the healthy food they need to be successful.” – First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

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  3. Governor signs Line of Duty Act to revamp benefits and services to public safety officials and their families

    Take aways:

    • DETAILS: Governor McAuliffe signed the Line of Duty Act on June 9, 2016, which revamps benefits and services available to the spouse and dependents of public safety officials killed in the line of duty. The patron, Chairman Chris Jones, worked with the Administration and stakeholders over the past two years with full bipartisan support for the final product. As a strong supporter for our public safety officials, Governor McAuliffe was honored to reaffirm our commitment to the brave men and women who risk their lives in uniform to keep Virginia safe.
    • “In Virginia, we recognize that when a public safety officer is killed in the Line of Duty, we have an obligation to that officer’s spouse and dependents. We also have responsibilities to officers who are injured on the job. All of the public safety stakeholders here today were instrumental in the passage of this key expansion of the Line of Duty Act benefits.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  4. Governor McAuliffe announces $74M in grants for criminal justice reform

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “These grants are a powerful tool for strengthening programs and services that make communities safer and offer support to crime victims and their families. Keeping our communities safe is an essential part of building a new Virginia economy -- I commend the Criminal Justice Services Board and the Department of Criminal Justice Services for their continued efforts in keeping residents safe and for supporting the many projects that improve lives across the Commonwealth.”-Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  5. Governor McAuliffe announces $200,000 in federal grants to expand apprenticeship programs

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Securing federal dollars for Virginia’s apprenticeship program is an excellent step in building comprehensive training programs that prepare our workforce for high-tech, 21st century jobs. For every dollar spent, apprenticeships bring a $1.47 return for an employer, which is a very attractive incentive in bringing new businesses to the Commonwealth. Ensuring companies in Virginia have a world-class workforce is an essential step in building a competitive, new Virginia economy.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe

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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to unveil biennial budget to joint money committees
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02:45 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Highland County Veterans Memorial
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03:15 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Highland Center
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03:40 PM Governor McAuliffe to visit Big Fish Cider Company
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