May 12th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 931 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $15.86 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 40 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 Signs Legislation Growing Clean Energy Industry in Virginia

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      • “Today, I am honored to sign these bills into law, furthering the great work we’re doing to support and promote the clean energy sector across the Commonwealth,’ said Governor McAuliffe at the bill signing ceremony.  “It is clear that Virginia is moving in the right direction, especially with the recent announcement of record growth in our solar industry, but there is still work to do.  Together, with our partners in the General Assembly and the private sector, I will continue to implement policies that bolster the entire clean energy industry in the Commonwealth.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Hosts Opioid Town Hall in Abingdon

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and Secretary of Education Dietra Trent Celebrate Teacher Appreciation Week at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Visits Largest Container Ship to ever Berth on the East Coast in Portsmouth

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    5. Gov. McAuliffe Announces Tourism Revenue Reached $24 Billion in 2016

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Virginia’s tourism industry had another banner year in 2016 as we welcomed a record number of visitors and significantly outpaced the national growth rate,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Tourism plays an important role in diversifying the new Virginia economy by supporting good jobs for our citizens and injecting millions of dollars into improving our communities. Virginia’s natural beauty, booming culinary scene, exciting outdoor recreation offerings, rich history, and robust arts culture make the Commonwealth a place that residents are proud to call home. But these things also make Virginia an attractive travel destination where visitors can discover why Virginia is for Lovers.”

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09:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to make economic development announcement with Senator Tim Kaine
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11:45 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Katherine G. Johnson Computational Research Facility
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03:15 PM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at Autonomous Vehicle event
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