Tag: infrastructure

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An infrastructural business model for the 21st Century

Steel is a sustainable building material in addition to being cost-effective.


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Virginia Tech study shows improved infrastructure in Foggy Bottom could increase cycling

A Virginia Tech research team charged with studying the bicycle infrastructure in the Foggy Bottom-Farragut area of Washington, D.C.


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Dominion Virginia Power plans $9.5 billion in infrastructure, upgrades

Dominion Virginia Power plans to invest nearly $2 billion per year through 2020 to add new, clean generation, including solar energy.


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Sens. Warner, Blunt lead coalition in introducing bipartisan infrastructure legislation

U.S. Sens. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) and Roy Blunt (R-MO) led a bipartisan coalition of eleven Senators in introducing legislation to establish a new infrastructure financing authority to help states and localities better leverage private funds to build and maintain the nation’s outdated infrastructure.


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The U.S. corporate tax rate isn’t a threat to business: Crumbling infrastructure is

Our country’s once-robust infrastructure has played a vital role in the success of our economy. Roads, bridges, and transportation systems are the heart and blood of commerce and give consumers easy access to goods and services. Our public schools produce the next generation of workers.


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The importance of information security for businesses

The stakes of a security breach can hardly be overstated—if not fatal, they can do irreparable damage to your business’s reputation.


Hampton Roads leader Gary McCollum announces candidacy for Seventh Senate District seat

Local business leader Gary McCollum announced today his intent to seek Virginia’s 7th District seat as a Democrat, citing his business experience and a commitment to investing in areas that will create greater economic opportunities for more Hampton Roads students, families, and residents.


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Governor McAuliffe announces more than $700K in Community Development Block Grants for Charles City, Wise

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Monday more than $700,000 in Community Development Block Grants for the Counties of Charles City and Wise.


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ACA statement regarding loan default by the City of Buena Vista

Following the recent decision by the City of Buena Vista to renege on forbearance terms negotiated in 2011, the bond trustee for the city’s approximately $9 million in Golf Course Project Bonds has issued an Event of Default Notice.


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Governor McAuliffe signs Executive Order 36, creating Virginia’s first Green Community Program

Governor McAuliffe today signed Executive Order 36, authorizing the creation of Virginia’s first Green Community Program.


Staunton West End Alliance community meeting on Dec. 10

The Staunton West End Alliance will hold an open public meeting for West End Community members on December 10 from 6:30 – 8:30pm at Marquis Memorial Methodist Church on West Beverley Street.


business

Commercial Metals Company to expand manufacturing operation in King George

Commercial Metals Company, a global, low-cost metals recycling, manufacturing, fabricating, and trading enterprise, will invest $12 million to relocate and expand its manufacturing operation in King George County.


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Virginia farm products part of nation’s record-setting ag exports

U.S. agricultural exports, including those from Virginia, are at an all-time high. The USDA recently announced that agricultural exports for 2014 totaled $152.5 billion, topping last year’s record $141 billion.


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Emmett Hanger co-chairs Summit on Rural Prosperity

State Sen. Emmett Hanger (R-Augusta), Chairman of the Virginia Rural Center, has taken a lead role in organizing and hosting the Governor’s Summit on Rural Prosperity.


CIT invests in Blue Triangle Technologies Inc.

The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week that its CIT GAP Funds closed an investment in Blue Triangle Technologies Inc., a Richmond-based company.


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CIT releases updated Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap

The Center for Innovative Technology announced the release of the Commonwealth Research and Technology Strategic Roadmap for fiscal year 2015.


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CIT announces release of broadband adoption guide

The Center for Innovative Technology announced this week the release of broadband awareness and adoption resources filled with strategies to assist local and regional governments.


Local group aims to organize Staunton’s West End

For the past six months, a local group of residents has met regularly to discuss ways to revitalize, organize and improve Staunton’s West Beverley corridor from Thornrose Cemetery to the Augusta County line.


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VCU Pauley Heart Center to participate in American College of Cardiology’s Patient Navigator Program

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center recently announced its participation in an American College of Cardiology (ACC) program aimed at reducing heart attack and heart failure readmission rates and improving overall patient care.


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Governor McAuliffe announces actions on the FY2015 state budget

Today at a press conference in Richmond, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced the savings actions he will execute to eliminate the revenue shortfall in the Virginia budget for Fiscal Year 2015.


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Governor McAuliffe formally unveils 2014 Virginia Energy Plan

Governor Terry McAuliffe today formally unveiled the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan at an event co-sponsored by the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Virginia League of Conservation Voters.


Stone Brewing Co. to establish operation in Richmond

Stone Brewing Co., the 10th largest craft brewer in the United States, will, pending city approvals next week, invest $74 million to construct a production brewery, packaging hall, destination restaurant, gardens, retail store and administrative offices in the City of Richmond.


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Traffic pattern delay on Interstate 64 in Lexington area rescheduled for Oct. 10

Major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County have been rescheduled for Friday afternoon, October 10, weather permitting. The Virginia Department of Transportation revised the schedule due to a delay in the delivery of needed materials.


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New traffic pattern for Interstate 64 in Lexington area to begin Thursday

The Virginia Department of Transportation has revised its schedule for major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County. The changes are scheduled to take place on the afternoon of October 9, 2014 as part of the rehabilitation of the eastbound and westbound Maury River bridges.


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Nighttime lane closures begin next week on Route 29 north of Charlottesville

Improvements to the traffic signal system along Route 29 north of Charlottesville will require nighttime lane closures beginning next week. The work, which will be done at seven intersections between Hydraulic Road and Rio Road, will begin Monday, Oct. 6 and is anticipated to continue for several months.


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New traffic pattern for Interstate 64 in Lexington area begins Monday

The Virginia Department of Transportation is advising motorists of major traffic pattern changes on Interstate 64 in Rockbridge County beginning Monday, October 6. This is part of the rehabilitation of the eastbound and westbound Maury River bridges near Lexington.


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New VCU center to target cocaine addiction

Virginia Commonwealth University has received a five-year, $6 million grant for clinical research and education directed toward the identification, evaluation and development of safe and effective treatments for cocaine addiction.


Conference to cover natural gas pipeline safety

More than 300 natural gas operators and pipeline contractors vital to the success of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s programs for pipeline safety will be attending the 23rd annual conference hosted by the State Corporation Commission.


business

McAuliffe announces 166 new jobs in the City of Suffolk

Friant and Associates, a manufacturer of custom office furniture, will invest $17.4 million to establish its first Virginia operation at the CenterPoint Intermodal Center in the City of Suffolk.


farmers

Livestock producers urged to enroll in Disaster Assistance Program by Oct. 1

Livestock producers that have experienced grazing losses since October 2011 and may be eligible for benefits but have not yet contacted their local Farm Service Agency (FSA) office should do so as soon as possible.


McAuliffe celebrates new initiative to support state parks

Governor Terry McAuliffe and First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe hosted a strategic planning session Tuesday in Richmond for the Partnership for Parks campaign founded by the Virginia Association for Parks and the Garden Club of Virginia.


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McAuliffe announces improvements to Commonwealth hurricane preparedness

Governor Terry McAuliffe released a report Thursday outlining improvements to Virginia’s hurricane preparedness plan, including an adjustment to the evacuation decision-making timeline.


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VCU Medical Center earns designation as a Lung Cancer Screening Center

Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center has been designated as a Lung Cancer Screening Center by the American College of Radiology, becoming one of the first in the state to earn the designation.


Statement of House Speaker William J. Howell on proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Virginia House of Delegates Speaker William J. Howell (R-Stafford) issued the following statement Tuesday on the proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline announced by Dominion and its partners.


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McAuliffe signs executive order establishing The New Virginia Economy Strategic Plan and Steering Committee

During his monthly appearance on WTOP’s “Ask the Governor,” Governor Terry McAuliffe signed Executive Order 26 establishing The New Virginia Economy Strategic Plan and Steering Committee.


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USDA announces $25M to turn commodities into value-added products

USDA is investing $25 million to help 247 businesses nationwide expand their operations and create new products to market.


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Gov. McAuliffe address to General Assembly money committees

Gov. Terry McAuliffe addresses members of the money committees in the Virginia General Assembly updating the state’s current finances.


Litmus test for Obama on whistleblowers

Whistleblowers, often revered and feared by the Obama administration, have received a special place since the 2011 initiation of the Open Government Partnership (OGP), a global transparency campaign.


Earth Talk: Are fuel cell cars green?

Fuel cell cars have not caught on and skeptics wonder if they ever will. One big hurdle is that creating hydrogen fuel turns out to be highly inefficient compared to other readily available fuels.


UVA launches children’s hospital app

The University of Virginia Health System in collaboration with UVA Licensing & Ventures Group (LVG) launched the UVA Children’s Hospital app, a tool that will allow parents and families to personalize their hospital experience.