Leading Virginia Forward - Week in Review

WEEK OF NOVEMBER 9, 2018

Governor Northam Celebrates Grand Opening of Widewater State Park on the Potomac River and Aquia Creek in Stafford County, Virginia’s 38th State Park

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  • “Virginia’s state parks attract millions of visitors each year, serving as affordable vacation destinations and adding to the economic vitality of the communities where they are located,” said Governor Northam. “With the dedication of this new state park we build upon Virginia’s legacy of conservation and environmental stewardship and expand opportunities for the public to experience our Commonwealth’s natural beauty and renowned system of state parks.”

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Governor Northam Announces Premier Tech to Add 20 New Jobs, Invest $1.89 Million to Expand Peat Moss and Pine Bark Mixing and Distribution Facility in King and Queen County

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  • “As one of King and Queen County’s largest employers, Premier Tech is an invaluable corporate partner whose expansion will have far-reaching benefits, both for the region and for Virginia’s agriculture and forestry industries,” said Governor Northam. “Global manufacturers such as Premier Tech are drawn to the Middle Peninsula for its strong manufacturing talent pool and competitive operating costs. We are grateful to Premier Tech for its commitment to rural Virginia, and we look forward to seeing the company continue to thrive in the Commonwealth.”

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Governor Northam Issues Groundbreaking Executive Order to Increase Virginia’s Resilience to Sea Level Rise and Natural Hazards

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  • “As extreme weather events become more frequent and more intense, the safety and economic well-being of every Virginian is put at greater risk,” said Governor Northam. “The actions the Commonwealth will undertake as a result of this Executive Order will ensure we address this growing challenge head on, setting Virginia on a path towards resilience to near and long-term natural catastrophes and enhancing our public health and economic vitality with a whole of government approach.”

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Governor Northam Announces Carry-On Trailer, Inc. to Expand Manufacturing Operation in Westmoreland County, Creating 42 New Jobs

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  • “Virginia’s manufacturing sector is an important engine for economic development in rural communities across our Commonwealth, and it is an honor to partner with companies like Carry-On Trailer that catalyze industry growth and job creation,” said Governor Northam. “We thank Carry-On Trailer for reinvesting in Westmoreland County and look forward to the addition of 42 new jobs in the Northern Neck with this expansion.”

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