September 30th, 2016

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 803 economic development deals have been closed in Virginia with more than $13.86 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 announces Airport Authority and United Airlines sign long-term lease at Dulles International Airport

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Today’s agreement is critical to the economic prosperity of Northern Virginia and air service throughout the Commonwealth. The extension of the United lease solidifies Dulles as Virginia’s gateway to the country and the world and a critical piece of our efforts to build a new Virginia economy.”–Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    2. Governor McAuliffe announces the iconic Natural Bridge becomes Virginia’s 37th State Park

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The historical and geological significance of Natural Bridge is beyond question, and I am pleased to announce that this property will now be operated for public benefit and enjoyment. The dedication of this magnificent new park is a tremendous milestone for Virginia and an excellent tribute to the Department of Conservation and Recreation’s 80th anniversary. The Natural Bridge joins the ranks of Virginia’s inimitable natural Treasures and further establishes our park system as one of the best in the nation.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    3. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe Joins Community Leaders in Food Donation Drive

      Take aways:

      • DETAILS: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints donated 20,000lbs of food to Feedmore in Richmond as part of their Day to Serve. First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, a vocal advocate for expanding food programs across Virginia, along with representatives from the church and Feedmore, accepted the delivery.
      • “Improving the health of our communities starts at the dinner table, and it is imperative we expand access to quality, healthy food across Virginia. I commend and thank the community members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for the generous food donation to Feedmore. This food will give hundreds of families across the region reassurance that they will be fed.” –First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe
    4. Governor McAuliffe announces over 18,000 veterans hired through the Virginia Values Veterans (V3) Program

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “Virginia has the fastest growing population of veterans in the nation, and we have an obligation to give back to those who served our country. The V3 program has been central to our efforts – encouraging companies to prioritize and maintain goals to hire and retain veterans. The V3 program’s success is outstanding, and is attributed to the hard work of the programs staff and the commitments made to employ our veterans by hundreds of companies across Virginia. We will continue our efforts to ensure Virginia is a leader in veteran services and is the best place for our brave military personnel to live and raise a family.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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    5. Governor McAuliffe announces Virginia’s on-time graduation rate tops 91 percent for the graduating high school class of 2016

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “The success demonstrated by our students is a testament to the resolve of teachers, administrators, parents, and community leaders across the Commonwealth to ensure that every individual gets the best possible education. We have the best schools and the best teachers in Virginia and the increased graduation rate highlights our educators’ and students’ dedication and hard work across the Commonwealth. Our schools are the foundation of the new Virginia Economy and it is essential that we continue to build on this achievement as we educate the workforce of the 21st century.”– Governor Terry McAuliffe

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09:00 AM Governor McAuliffe to interview on WRVA Radio’s Ask the Governor
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10:30 AM Governor McAuliffe to sign Cigarette Trafficking legislation with Attorney General Herring
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12:00 PM Governor McAuliffe to give remarks at State Trails Symposium at VAULT Conference
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01:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to sign Domestic Violence legislation
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04:30 PM Governor McAuliffe to host Restoration of Rights Engagement Event
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