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McAuliffe announces new Virginia agricultural trade office in Southeast Asia

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today the opening of the Southeast Asia representative office of VDACS.

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Virginia wheat and barley production down in 2016

Virginia farmers harvested 9.28 million bushels of winter wheat during the summer of 2016 according to the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service.


Less students attending college to obtain an MBA

The number of students attending traditional colleges to obtain an MBA degree has fallen over the last two years.


State introduces new program to aid small businesses

New Virginia Scaling4Growth is a program to assist Virginia small businesses in achieving growth and reaching their next level of success.


The importance of employee ownership

Labor Day is a time for us to celebrate the workers who make our economy grow – the people without whom businesses could not survive and thrive.


New funding to broaden state’s network for farm and forestry exports

Virginia will invest $850,000 over the biennial budget to expand its international trade initiatives promoting Virginia’s agriculture and forestry products.

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Dominion prevails in patent infringement lawsuit

Following a jury trial in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, Dominion won a jury verdict against Alstom Grid, Inc.


SANJO Corte Fino to invest $17.5 million to establish North American headquarters in Virginia Beach

SANJO Corte Fino, a manufacturer based in Barcelona, Spain, will invest $17.5 million to establish its North American headquarters in Virginia Beach.


Handsome Brook Farm to invest $6 million to establish egg processing operation in Virginia

New York-based Handsome Brook Farm will invest $6.4 million to establish a new pasture raised egg processing operation in the Town of Berryville and Clarke County.


Three questions to answer before doing an MBA

Taking an MBA course can be a seriously important decision to make, and can be your ticket to a whole wealth of new opportunities.


Why the lean strategy can get your business prepared for the future

There are a lot of things that you need to consider in order to prepare your business for success in the present.

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Dominion Voltage awarded patent for Volt/VAR optimization

Dominion Voltage Inc., a grid optimization subsidiary of Dominion Resources, was recently awarded a patent related to its proprietary Volt/VAR optimization system.


Ag industry asks for children’s books about modern farms

If children are influenced by the books they read, then conveying accurate information about agriculture has never been more important.


Wheat tour showed promising harvest, potential for expanded market

A tour of Virginia’s wheat fields revealed some pleasant surprises as growers began this year’s soft wheat harvest.

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Safe, wholesome milk supply begins on the farm

National Dairy Month is a time to recognize their efforts to ensure that the milk they produce is safe.


Corn exports vital, even in corn-deficit Virginia

When it comes to raising corn, Virginia is not a major player on the national stage. But corn exports from the Old Dominion are still important.

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Dominion’s eBill enrollments climb over 1 million

More than 1 million Dominion Virginia Power customers are now enrolled in eBill — Dominion’s paperless billing program.


Grant Thornton to invest $15.75 million to expand in Northern Virginia

Grant Thornton LLP, a leading U.S. professional-services firm, will invest $15.75 million to grow its presence across the Northern Virginia region.


Virginia unemployment rate lowest since May 2008

Virginia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate is now at 3.8 percent—the lowest rate since the May 2008 rate of 3.8 percent.


Department of Labor signs agreement with VEC to protect workers from misclassification

The Department of Labor and the Virginia Employment Commission signed an agreement intended to protect employees’ rights.


Performance Livestock and Feed Company to establish feed production operation in Virginia

Performance Livestock and Feed Company, Inc., will invest $4.2 million to establish a new feed production operation in Henry County.

McAuliffe announces new private sector sponsorship for MACH37 Cyber Accelerator

Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS) has agreed to participate as a Platinum Sponsor of the MACH37 Cyber Accelerator program.

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McAuliffe signs Food Crop Donation Tax Credit bill

Governor Terry McAuliffe today ceremonially signed the Food Crop Donation Tax Credit legislation.


Alcoa to invest more than $8 million to expand manufacturing operation in Henry County

Alcoa will invest more than $8 million to expand its aerospace forging capabilities at its manufacturing operation in Henry County.

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Augusta Health employees give back to community

During the recent employee campaign for the Augusta Health Foundation, employees donated $104,489 to patient programs and funds.