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Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to Europe
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a 13-day trade and marketing mission to Europe from June 18-30, 2017. The Governor will be accompanied by Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore and Secretary of Agriculture and Forestry Basil Gooden, as
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia Now Home to 206 Licensed Breweries
A newly released economic impact study shows that Virginia’s booming beer industry contributes more than $9.34 billion annually to Virginia’s economy.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery to Create 59 New Jobs in Lynchburg
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Lickinghole Creek Craft Brewery will invest more than $14 million and create 59 new jobs over the next three years to expand its operations. The company will open a new production brewery in Lynchburg to
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs in City of Salem
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Parkway Brewing Company will create 15 new jobs and invest more than $750,000 to expand its craft brewery operation in the City of Salem. The brewery, which was opened in 2013, will purchase 56 percent
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Virginia Lumber Sales to Mexico
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced new export opportunities for Virginia lumber products following his recent trade and marketing mission to Mexico. Lumber sale agreements were reached between Northwest Hardwoods, Inc., which has a location in
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to New York and Texas
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a three day trade and marketing mission to New York and Texas from May 9-11, 2017. The Governor will be accompanied by First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, Secretary of Commerce and Trade Todd Haymore, Secretary of
Governor McAuliffe to Lead Trade and Marketing Mission to Mexico
Governor Terry McAuliffe will lead a three-day trade and marketing mission to Mexico from May 1-4, 2017.
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Economic Impact Figures for Virginia’s Agritourism Industry
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that a new economic impact study, conducted by the Virginia Tech Pamplin College of Business, shows that Virginia’s agritourism industry accounts for $2.2 billion in economic activity.
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Albemarle County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Ragged Branch Distillery will invest $225,000 in Albemarle County to open a craft spirits production operation, which will source 100% of its grain from Virginia producers, and create four new jobs over
Governor McAuliffe Announces Shamrock Farms to Create More Than 70 New Jobs in Augusta County
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that Shamrock Farms, one of the largest family owned-and-operated dairies in the U.S., will invest more than $40 million to expand its operation in Augusta County.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $4.5 Million in New Virginia Soybean Exports to Southeast Asia
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced $4.5 million in new export sales of Virginia soybean products by Perdue Agribusiness to markets in Southeast Asia, an important and growing region with high demand for agricultural inputs from the United
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Jobs, Investment in Shenandoah County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Filibuster Distillery will invest $795,000 to expand their whiskey production operation in Shenandoah County and create eight new jobs over the next three years.
Governor McAuliffe Announces $390,000 in USDA Specialty Crop Block Grants Available for Virginia Agricultural Interests
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that groups seeking to improve the competitiveness of specialty crops in Virginia are eligible to submit proposals for grants up to $60,000 per project.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments
The appointees will join McAuliffe’s Administration focused on finding common ground with members of both parties on issues that will build a new Virginia economy and create more jobs across the Commonwealth.
Governor McAuliffe Announces First Craft Brewery on Virginia’s Eastern Shore
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Black Narrows Brewing Company will create five new jobs and invest over $350,000 to open a new craft brewery in Accomack County. The company, which will source 72% of its agricultural inputs from
Governor McAuliffe Announces New Economic Impact Figures of Virginia’s Wine Industry
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that a newly released economic impact study shows that Virginia’s burgeoning wine industry contributes more than $1.37 billion annually to Virginia’s economy, an increase of 82 percent from the last economic
Governor McAuliffe Announces $500,000 in Farmland Preservation Grants
Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced the fiscal year 2017 farmland preservation grant recipients. The Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ (VDACS) Office of Farmland Preservation has awarded a total of $500,000 to six
Governor McAuliffe Announces Expansion of Major Aquaculture Producer in Henry County
Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Blue Ridge Aquaculture will invest $3.2 million to expand its aquaculture operation in Henry County and create five new jobs. Founded in 1993, Blue Ridge Aquaculture is the largest producer of

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