October 20th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,039 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $18.61 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 39 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 Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Drops to 3.7%, 2nd Lowest Among Major U.S. States

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I’m pleased to see the Commonwealth’s unemployment rate fall yet again, a clear sign that our economy continues to strengthen,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Today’s announcement is a result of our efforts to bring new jobs to Virginia, invest in education and workforce development and build the infrastructure we need to drive growth in every corner of the Commonwealth. With three months left in my administration, I will continue to do everything I can to overcome the headwinds in Washington and build the new Virginia economy.”

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Produce Company to Create 33 New Jobs and $650,000 Investment in Carroll County

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I applaud Virginia Produce Company’s investment in Carroll County and in its relationships with growers from across the region,” said Governor McAuliffe. “VPC is well known for working fairly with Virginia’s farmers throughout the planning, production and purchasing process. I am proud to support companies that exemplify the quality of our agriculture industry, build the new Virginia economy, and contribute to the commonwealth’s reputation as the best place to do business around the world.”

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Hosts Virginia is United for Puerto Rico Fundraiser

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Welcomes Members of the Virginia National Guard Home from the Hurricane Relief Effort

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “We need to be there when people need help, so we sent our folks down,” McAuliffe said. “I think it’s important that we be out here. My Secretary of Public Safety Brian Moran and I wanted to be here with the troops when they came back to say thank you for going down and helping others.”

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces USDOT Approval of $1.2 Billion Federal Loan for I-66 Public-Private Partnership

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The I-66 Outside the Beltway project is a prime example of how working collaboratively and creatively with all parties can achieve major transportation improvements that benefit and protect Virginia taxpayers,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Securing a TIFIA loan was critical to the Commonwealth and its private partner’s ability to move forward and deliver this important public-private partnership transportation project. I am proud of the bipartisan work this administration has done to reform Virginia’s P3 program to increase competition, accountability and transparency in P3 projects.”

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