October 7th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 807 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $13.99 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor in the first 32 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 leads NGA ‘Meet the Threat’ Cybersecurity Summit; pushes nationwide initiative to kick off National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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      • DETAILS: Governor McAuliffe held the first cybersecurity summit this week in Boston as Chairman of the National Governors Association (NGA). The summit, a key part of the Governor’s nationwide initiative, Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, brought together leading cybersecurity practitioners from state government, the private sector, academia and the federal government to identify best practices in managing cybersecurity risks across the country. The objective of the three-day meeting was to collaborate and formulate actionable policy recommendations.
      • What are the details of National Cybersecurity Month?
      • “With the development of new technologies comes the added responsibility to ensure the safety and security of our data. Because technology touches every part of our citizens’ daily lives, cybersecurity must be an essential part of our public safety mission to protect our agencies, communities and critical infrastructure from domestic and foreign cyberattacks. As Chairman of the National Governors Association, I launched Meet the Threat: States Confront the Cyber Challenge, a nationwide initiative to champion an issue that I believe to be of the highest importance to all 50 states. We recognize October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month and reaffirm our commitment to invest in cybersecurity as we build a new Virginia economy.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    2. Governor McAuliffe is reelected as Chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Executive Council; advocates for continued collaboration among localities

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “We need to do our part to make sure we're cleaning up the Chesapeake Bay and protecting this invaluable natural and economic asset for generations to come. I am proud of the progress the bay states are making working together to enhance water quality and environmental protections, and I am honored to have their support as the Chair of the Executive Council.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe and former Washington Redskins player Brian Mitchell kick off Virginia Breakfast Challenge at Potomac View Elementary School

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      • First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe joined former Washington Redskins player Brian Mitchell this past week at Potomac View Elementary School to kick off Virginia Breakfast Challenge. The program’s focus is to increase school breakfasts served across the Commonwealth through friendly competition among schools. Last month, Governor McAuliffe announced that nearly 5 million more breakfasts were served across Virginia during the 2015-16 school year. To read more about the announcement and the program, click here.
      • “School breakfast is as key to student success as books and computers. With a nutritious breakfast, students can focus on their lessons, not on their stomachs. The Governor and I are encouraged with all the great progress that has been made towards a hunger-free Virginia, and we hope that all Virginia public schools will join the Virginia Breakfast Challenge to keep up the momentum and expand access for the thousands of Virginia students who go without breakfast each day.”–First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe

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    4. Governor McAuliffe hosts the 2nd Latino Summit and discusses state resources and community needs with Hispanic business and community leaders

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “As we celebrate Latino/Hispanic Heritage Month and the many contributions made by this community across Virginia, we must ensure our policies and resources are effectively addressing community issues through direct engagement with Latino business and community leaders. This summit is the best way for both state policymakers and Virginia Latino leaders to work together directly to build a new Virginia economy that can be enjoyed by people all across the Commonwealth.” – Governor Terry McAuliffe
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    5. Governor McAuliffe announces first-of-its-kind partnership between Uber and Virginia Tourism Corporation to promote Virginia’s wineries and encourage safe driving

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Working together with Uber, we are able to ensure that everyone enjoying Virginia Wine Month has a ride home, which keeps our roads and communities safe. This partnership will increase accessibility to the greatest wineries in the country by offering an affordable transportation option that is available when people want it. We are thrilled to be partnering with Uber on this promotion to celebrate Virginia wine, and for Virginians and travelers alike to discover the amazing experiences Virginia wineries have to offer.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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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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