Leading Virginia Forward - Week in Review

 

 

Governor Northam and Lieutenant Governor Fairfax greet Brunswick Stew Day participants ahead of the annual event on Wednesday, January 22 in Richmond.

    

WEEK OF JANUARY 24, 2020

Governor Northam Announces Broadband Expansion to Connect More Than 36,200 Homes, Businesses, and Community Groups

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “Broadband is a necessity for communities to attract business, for students to use educational resources, and for Virginians to receive healthcare through telemedicine,” said Governor Northam. “My administration is committed to expanding broadband access to every part of Virginia, so that all of our citizens have access to the opportunities that connectivity make possible.”

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Governor, First Lady Northam Announce Nation’s Largest Medicinal Tea Producer to Locate Operation in Franklin County, Creating 56 New Jobs

TAKEAWAYS

  • Details of this announcement
  • “Traditional Medicinals is committed to strengthening rural communities and being good for the planet, and I welcome them to our Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “Traditional Medicinals’ decision to locate its East Coast operation in Virginia is a strong reflection of our business-friendly environment, our infrastructure, and our work to support emerging food and beverage processing markets.”

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The Roanoke Times
 
WSLS.com
 
The Franklin News-Post
 
WDBJ7.com
 
Virginia Business
 
WFXRTV.com

Governor Northam Announces Nearly $12 Million in Funding for 25 Affordable Housing and Homeless Reduction Projects

TAKEAWAYS

  • Details of this announcement
  • “Housing is the foundation for building vibrant communities and creating equal access to economic opportunity across our Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “Every time I meet with housing service providers and individuals who have overcome homelessness, I am given hope that with the right investments, we can effectively address homelessness, reduce housing instability, and provide more Virginians with safe and affordable living options.”
 
 

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WTVR.com
 
The Daily Progress
 
The Free Lance-Star
 
Staunton News Leader

Governor Northam Announces Virginia’s Unemployment Rate Holds Steady at 2.6 Percent, As Labor Force and Number of Employed Residents Set New Record Highs

TAKEAWAYS

  • Details of this announcement
  • “I am pleased to see the Commonwealth’s consistently low unemployment rate hold steady for a third consecutive month,” said Governor Northam. “We will keep the momentum going in 2020 by engaging more Virginians in our labor force, helping businesses of all sizes grow and thrive, and connecting skills to jobs with enhanced workforce training opportunities for in-demand jobs.”
 

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Governor Northam Announces Tech Company to Expand Corporate Headquarters, Double its Workforce in Fairfax County

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “Virginia, particularly Northern Virginia, continues to be a national technology leader,” said Governor Northam. “Our top-ranked higher education system and world-class workforce attract dynamic tech companies like Macedon to the region. We are pleased that the company has chosen to remain and invest in Virginia and in Fairfax County.”
 

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WTOP.com
 
Washington Business Journal
 
Virginia Business

In case you missed it...

The Virginian-Pilot
 
WRIC.com
 
The Hill
 
NBCWashington.com
 
The Roanoke Times
 
Richmond Times-Dispatch
 
NBC29.com
 
WDBJ7.com
 
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