September 8th, 2017

Since the beginning of the McAuliffe administration, 1,025 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.

The Governor’s Top 5

    1. Governor McAuliffe Responds to President Trump’s DACA Announcement

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “President Trump’s decision to rescind DACA is a heartless attack on 800,000 young people who were brought here by their parents at a young age. It will plunge families, communities, businesses, and schools into terrible uncertainty for no reason other than to keep a political promise to extremists on the far right-wing of his party. DREAMers are our friends, neighbors, co-workers, students, fellow taxpayers and the people who serve in the military to protect us. An attack on them is an attack on the fabric of our nation,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Today’s decision will not make America great again – it will damage our economy, make us less safe and even further diminish our nation’s standing as a leader on the world stage. As the Governor of a state where DREAMers make a significant contribution, I urge President Trump to reconsider this terrible decision and work with congress to pass real immigration reform that will bring these young people out of the shadows for good.”
      • Governor McAuliffe and 10 governors send letter urging congress to take immediate action on DACA

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    2. Governor McAuliffe Delivers Commencement Address at Greensville Correctional Education Graduation Ceremony

      Take aways:

      • “For all of the graduates here today, it’s clear to me that your stories didn’t end when you entered the Department of Corrections,” said Governor McAuliffe at the ceremony. “You have chosen to make the most of the time you have here, by bettering yourselves and preparing to make the transition back into your communities someday soon. And if you look around the room today, you are surrounded by people who are dedicated to your success. They’re your family and friends, your teachers, DOC staff, and even your fellow inmates. These are people who believe in you and your potential to be successful here and beyond. I believe in you, too.” 
    3. Governor McAuliffe Announces the Virginia Department of Education Receives $498,010 Team Nutrition Training Grant

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “If we want to continue to build the new Virginia economy, the first step is making sure we’re providing our students with the tools to find success,” said Governor McAuliffe. “The Virginia Department of Education’s selection as one of 11 states to receive this funding from the USDA demonstrates the tremendous progress we have made on this important issue. This grant will help schools across the Commonwealth to get one step closer to our goal of making sure that every child has access to nutritious food.”

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    4. Governor McAuliffe Announces the 2017 Governor’s Technology Award Winners at the Commonwealth of Virginia Innovative Technology Symposium

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      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “I want to congratulate this year’s award winners for their innovation and efforts to increase efficiency in government,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Every project honored today has used information technology (IT) to improve citizen service, through metrics, including decreased cost, faster response time or ease of completion. The Commonwealth has a bright future with talented groups like this continuing to improve government through technology.”

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    5. Governor McAuliffe Announces U.K-Based Unison Ltd. to Establish First U.S. Manufacturing Operation in Danville-Pittsylvania Co. Creating 35 New Jobs and Investing $5.2 Million

      Take aways:

      • What are the details of this announcement?
      • “We are thrilled to add Unison to Virginia’s international corporate roster, and know the company will be a strong addition to the growing manufacturing community in Danville-Pittsylvania County,” said Governor McAuliffe, speaking at the event. “I met with Unison officials on this important project in June, and am proud the Commonwealth was selected as the company’s entry point into the U.S. market. Strengthening the advanced manufacturing sector is a key component of diversifying and building the new Virginia economy, and we look forward to helping Unison succeed.”

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