October 21st, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 812 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with almost $14 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 33 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 works to ensure that every eligible Virginian registers to vote following deadline extension

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of the response and impact in Virginia?
    • “I am pleased that the court has agreed with the request to extend Virginia’s voter registration period after unprecedented web traffic prevented many people from completing their registrations online before the original deadline. The Commonwealth will fully comply with the court’s order and extend our registration process online, in-person and through the mail.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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  2. Governor McAuliffe announces a new record high for nonfarm employment in Virginia

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • Virginia’s over-the-year employment growth was 2.1 percent in September, again surpassing the national growth rate, which was 1.7 percent. Over-the-year employment growth in the Commonwealth of Virginia has been positive for the past 30 months.

      “Today’s announcement is an important indicator in our efforts to build the new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “With a new record high nonfarm employment, we know there are more jobs available here in the Commonwealth. Our continued growth is encouraging, but I remain committed now more than ever to making strategic investments and policy decisions that enhance our workforce system and strengthen key infrastructure to create more jobs for the citizens of the Commonwealth.”

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  3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe collaborates with the Roanoke YMCA to eradicate food deserts

    Take aways:

    • "For so many of our communities, corner stores are the only viable point of market right now. And we need to make sure that we can continue to look at ways that we can bring more grocery stores into our food deserts, but for now corner stores are a wonderful option," –First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

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  4. Governor McAuliffe announces $2 billion in capital investment in the clean energy industry for Virginia in his update to the 2014 Energy Plan

    Take aways:

    • “Today’s installation is the perfect venue to formally unveil an update on the progress we are making toward ensuring Virginia is a leader in the global energy economy,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at today’s announcement. “The clean energy sector has been a central part of our efforts to build a new Virginia economy and that effort has paid off as revenue in the sector has grown four-fold to $2 billion. The Albemarle County Public Schools project embodies the countless benefits of growing the clean industry such as lower energy bills and carbon emissions, more education for our students, and economic activity for our local businesses.”

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  5. Governor McAuliffe announces small business development grants for five Virginia localities up $300,

    Take aways:

    • What are the details of this announcement?
    • “Small business development and entrepreneurism are key components to building and diversifying the new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The localities selected for this funding have articulated a clear vision for how to develop and grow a small-business ecosystem in their communities. The Community Business Launch program will help these cities and towns turn those visions into reality by helping entrepreneurs get their start and begin creating the next generation of homegrown Virginia jobs.”

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10:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to provide remarks at SmartFarm Summit
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01:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to make economic development announcement
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