September 1st, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,020 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.48 billion in capital investment, which is more than any previous governor. Governor McAuliffe is focused on growing the #NewVAEconomy and continuing our historic economic success.

The Governor’s Top 5

    1. Governor McAuliffe Gives Keynote Address at Brookings Institution: The need for criminal justice reform in Americas

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      • “The progress we've seen is just the start of a transformation that could take generations to be fully realized. It’s an issue that cuts across economic status and race and origin and age and political party,” said Governor McAuliffe, “Incarceration and disenfranchisement have torn apart too many of our families for far too long. And they've been used as legal tools to suppress the political and economic rise of our African American friends and neighbors. It's past time for criminal justice reform – we need a criminal justice revolution.”
    2. Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Attend Bon Air Juvenile Correctional Family Day Festival

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      • “Every time I visit with you, and see how intelligent you are and how much potential you have, I am reminded of why it is so important that we offer you the best opportunities to get your lives on the right track,” said Governor McAuliffe. “That is why I have made the transformation of our juvenile justice system such an important priority for my entire Administration. We are bringing new programs to all areas of the state so that children can get the services and interventions they need to get back on track, regardless of where they live.”

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    3. Governor McAuliffe Leads 16th Annual Checkpoint Strikeforce Campaign

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      • “While I want every Virginian to enjoy their Labor Day weekend, they must do so without endangering themselves or other travelers on our roads,” said Governor McAuliffe. “As in years past, this strikeforce campaign ensures that individuals who choose to break the law and drive under the influence will be caught and be prosecuted. Those penalties include mandatory ignition interlock installation on the offender’s vehicle, as well as fines up to $2,500, suspension periods up to one year, and jail sentences also up to one year.”

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    4. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Participates in Closer to my Grocer: A Roundtable About the Need for the Virginia Grocery Investment Fund

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces Hapco Pole Products will Expand in Washington County Creating 28 New Jobs and Investing $6 Million

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Hapco Pole Products has maintained its strong reputation in Washington County for more than 50 years, and the company’s continued growth is a great example of what can be accomplished in the Commonwealth,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Hapco’s decision to reinvest and expand production capacity is another chapter in its success story in Southwest Virginia, and we thank the company for creating new 21st century jobs. Supporting existing businesses of all sizes and growing the manufacturing industry are both key components of our ongoing mission to diversify and build the new Virginia economy, and today’s announcement is another step forward.”

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10:45 AM Governor McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe to attend Giving Hearts Annual Community Thanksgiving Feast
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