September 23rd, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 797 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $13.80 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 announces Port of Virginia signs lease with Virginia International Gateway to double deep-water terminal capacity

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “This is an historic event for The Port of Virginia. This new lease helps to put the port on the path to long-term sustainability which, in turn, will result in continued job creation, investment and revenue for the Commonwealth Further, this sends a very clear message – world-wide — that The Port of Virginia is investing for the long-term and we will be able to service the vessels of any ocean carrier here at what will be one of the most modern and efficient container terminals in North America for decades to come.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    2. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe dedicates Executive Mansion Garden in memory of Valentine-Jackson Families

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “When the letters were presented to the board, my husband and I were very moved and wanted to find a meaningful way to share the story and history of the Valentine-Jackson families. The letters show us the intimate feelings of families separated by slavery. As parents, it is unthinkable to imagine being forcibly separated from our children. It has been a personal and poignant journey learning the history and experiences of these enslaved individuals at the Executive Mansion.” – First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe
      • “We hope to provide a place of remembrance and to give context to the heartbreak and suffering endured by individuals like Hannah and Lethe, who were separated from their family members, who were sent to live and work at the Governor’s Mansion. It is Dorothy’s and my hope that this memorial will help to provide a deeper understanding of the lives and contributions of these men and women. We believe that it is imperative to tell the story of all of the families who are part of the mansion’s history, not just the first families.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe
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    3. Governor McAuliffe receives Employ:ABLE award from the Paralyzed Veterans of America for expanding V3 and veteran services, as well as functionally ending veteran homelessness in Virginia

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “It is an honor to receive this award on behalf on our Virginia Values Veterans team. The V3 program is successful because it makes the case to employers that hiring veterans is not just a patriotic duty, it is absolutely the right business decision to improve organizational performance and growth. We will continue to make Virginia the best place for veterans to find career pathways, raise a family, and find supportive services in welcoming communities across the Commonwealth.” –Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    4. Governor McAuliffe to host Virginia’s 2nd Latino Summit

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • Where can I register for the summit?
      • “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 two Virginia community colleges make outstanding progress in cybersecurity education programs

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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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