September 29th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,027 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia worth $16.5 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.

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    1. Governor McAuliffe, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, and DC Mayor Muriel Bowser Take Part in Tourism Marketing Mission to Canada

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      • “Missions like these are a crucial component of our efforts to market our region's world-class tourist attractions, products, and services,” said Governor McAuliffe. “More than 902,000 Canadians visited the Capital Region in 2015, spending over $384 million – a 21 percent increase from 2013 visitor spending from the country. I am looking forward to this opportunity to work with our regional partners to grow those numbers and bring more jobs and opportunity back to the National Capital Region."

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Becomes First Governor to Receive Virginia School Boards’ Legislative Award of Excellence

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      • “Virginia’s economic prosperity is inextricably linked to our world-class public schools,” said Governor Terry McAuliffe. “I appreciate the Virginia School Boards Association’s continued partnership in improving student outcomes and investing in our future. Together, we are transforming the way we approach education in the 21st century and creating a foundation for long-term success.”

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Takes Part in Feed Virginia Day of Action

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      • “While Virginia has an abundance of agricultural resources, nutritious, affordable food is still out of reach for far too many families,” said First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe. “Our administration has focused on strengthening Virginia’s food system, and I am pleased to have partnered with many incredible organizations in that work. Today’s celebration represents both the impact of hunger in every corner of our Commonwealth, and a commitment from stakeholders and volunteers across our food system to building lasting solutions for all Virginians.”

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Announces 26,000 Veterans Hired Through the Virginia Values Veterans Program

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Virginia is home to one of the largest veteran populations and boasts more veterans per capita in our labor force than in any other state in America,” said Governor McAuliffe. “We each have the responsibility to serve these veterans just as they have served us, and I’m proud that we’ve been able to do that effectively through the Virginia Values Veterans program. This is a true public-private partnership that has a proven track record in encouraging companies to hire and retain skilled veteran leaders in our civilian workforce. By continuing our focus on creating economic opportunities for veterans and their families, we will remain the best state in the nation for veterans and their families.”

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces 31 New Jobs in the City of Charlottesville

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Fostering the growth of high-tech companies of all sizes is critical to our mission of building a new Virginia economy,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Charlottesville’s close proximity to outstanding higher education institutions and Astraea’s customer base make it an ideal location for this young company to thrive. Virginia has become a world-class center for emerging IT companies, and we thank Astraea for contributing to the Commonwealth’s success in this booming sector.”

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