Leading Virginia Forward - Week in Review

 

 

Governor and First Lady Northam assist a member of the military with shopping for gifts during the annual Holiday Helper Open House at Fort Lee on Friday, December 6. Learn more about the Holiday Helper Association here.

    

WEEK OF DECEMBER 6, 2019

Governor Northam Commits to Repealing Racially Discriminatory Language in Virginia’s Acts of Assembly Identified by Commission to Examine Racial Inequity in Virginia Law

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “If we are going to move forward as a Commonwealth, we must take an honest look at our past,” said Governor Northam. “We know that racial discrimination is rooted in many of the laws that have governed our Commonwealth—today represents an important step towards building a more equal, just, and inclusive Virginia.”

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Governor Northam Announces Carvana Plans to Invest $25 Million to Establish Vehicle Inspection and Reconditioning Center in Chesterfield County, Creating 400 New Jobs

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  • Details of this announcement
  • “Carvana is a fast-growing national company, and we are proud that it has chosen to locate and create new jobs in Chesterfield County,” said Governor Northam. “This is an exciting win for the region and for the Commonwealth.”

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Governor and First Lady Northam Welcome Virginia Grown Christmas Trees and Wreaths to Executive Mansion, Kick Off Holiday Season with Virginia State Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting

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  • Details of this announcement
  • We are proud to have gorgeous Virginia grown trees and wreaths on display this holiday season,” said Governor Northam. “With more than 500 Christmas tree farms across the Commonwealth, Christmas tree farming is an important part of Virginia agriculture, the state’s largest private industry.”

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Governor Northam Helps Launch Foster-Friendly Business Program Aimed at Supporting Foster Families, Solving Challenges in Virginia’s Foster Care System

TAKEAWAYS

  • Learn more about Virginia Fosters
  • “We are working to increase support for foster families across Virginia,” said Governor Northam. “The business community has a powerful role in addressing social problems, and I hope Virginia businesses will consider the part they can play in being the solution to the challenges facing our foster care system here in the Commonwealth.”

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