Leading Virginia Forward - Week in Review

 

 

Governor Northam stands with elected officials, local leaders, and members of the community directly impacted by gun violence at a Richmond Stands United Against Gun Violence vigil held on Capitol Square on Tuesday, July 9 as members of the General Assembly returned to Richmond for a special legislative session to address the gun violence emergency in Virginia.    

    

  

WEEK OF JULY 12, 2019

Governor Northam Celebrates Virginia’s Return to “Top State for Business” Title in CNBC Ranking

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  • “One of my primary goals has been to make Virginia the number one place to do business, and to do it in a way that benefits all Virginians and every region of the Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “This recognition underscores our work to build an inclusive and diversified economy, invest in our workforce, and create quality jobs—and is proof that companies of many different sizes and industries can find a home in Virginia.”

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Governor Northam Responds to General Assembly Inaction on Proposed Gun Safety Legislation During Special Session

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Governor Northam Joins Virginia Space in Opening New Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport Payload Processing Facility on Wallops Island

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  • “The new MARS Payload Processing Facility enhances the Wallops complex and is a critical part of our commitment to serve as a world-class center for space research, exploration, and commerce,” said Governor Northam. “With one of just four spaceports in the country located in Virginia, and one of only two on the East Coast, this investment will continue to position the Commonwealth as the premier leader in the aerospace industry.”

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Governor Northam, Central Virginia Electric Cooperative Announce Plans for Rural Broadband in Southeastern Fluvanna County

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  • “Access to reliable high speed internet is a vital component to participating in the 21st century economy, and I commend Fluvanna County and the Central Virginia Electric Cooperative for working with the Commonwealth to connect over 500 premises to a world-class fiber network,” said Governor Northam. “These partnerships represent exactly the kind of creative thinking and problem solving we need to ensure rural Virginia has the tools to attract and retain businesses, create jobs and opportunity, and build a stronger quality of life for our citizens.”

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Governor Northam Announces Installation of New Solar Facility at Virginia Department of Forestry, Project to Offset 16 Percent of Building’s Energy Needs

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  • “The Virginia Department of Forestry project is truly an innovative model that will enable our state agencies to produce clean energy on-site while reducing their utility bills,” said Governor Northam. “As the demand for renewable energy increases, investments like this are important for our Commonwealth because they spur economic development and help to expand job opportunities in the fast-growing solar industry.”

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