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President Obama in Austin, Texas, speaking on economy

President Obama speaks at an event in Austin, Texas, on the economy, jobs and the political culture in Washington, D.C.

President Obama on the latest jobs report

We just got a jobs report today showing that we’ve now seen the fastest job growth in the United States in the first half of the year since 1999.

McAuliffe announces 25 new jobs in Franklin County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Trinity Packaging Corporation will invest $9.5 million to expand capacity at its operation in the Town of Rocky Mount in Franklin County.

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President Obama on the state of the U.S. economy

We know from our history our economy doesn’t grow from the top down; it grows from the middle out. We do better when you’ve got some construction workers on the job. They then go to a restaurant and they buy a new car. That means the workers there start doing better.


VCU leads research effort to improve access to AIDS drugs

A $4.4 million grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is giving Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering and collaborating research universities an opportunity to supply developing countries with affordable access to AIDS drugs.

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President Obama comments on economy, jobs

For the last 51 months, we have created jobs here in the United States — 9.4 million jobs in all. But we’re going to have to create more. And one of the best ways to do it is to boost American manufacturing and American exports.

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McAuliffe announces 75 new jobs in the City of Hampton

Alcoa Power and Propulsion, a business unit of Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) and a global leader in superalloy airfoil and titanium and aluminum structural investment castings, will invest $25 million in its operation in the City of Hampton, which will create 75 new jobs.

McAuliffe Announces 2,000 new jobs in Chesterfield County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today at the Virginia State Capitol that Shandong Tranlin Paper Co., Ltd., a leading Chinese pulp and paper company will invest $2 billion over five years to establish its first U.S. advanced manufacturing operation in Chesterfield County.

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Warner Senate campaign releases second TV ad

Senator Mark Warner’s re-election campaign today released its second television ad, “Insourcing,” which highlights his bipartisan efforts in the U.S. Senate to reform the tax code to provide targeted incentives to companies that bring high tech and manufacturing jobs to Virginia and the United States.

Dedication of Grandma Moses historical highway marker

A state historical marker issued by the Virginia Department of Historic Resources highlighting the years that Anna Mary Robertson Moses – known to the world as Grandma Moses for her Primitive American style of painting – spent with her husband and children in Augusta County will be dedicated this week.

Earth Talk: Driverless cars

Just a decade ago most of us wouldn’t have dreamed we’d live to see driverless cars whisking people around, but things are changing fast and analysts now think they will be common by 2020 and account for the majority of cars on the road by 2040.

Mark Warner Senate campaign launches first TV ad

Senator Mark R. Warner’s re-election campaign today launched its first television ad, “Working Together,” which emphasizes his consistent focus, as Governor and Senator, on working across the aisle to give everyone a fair shot at success.

Kaine: EPA should recognize voluntary efforts to reduce emissions

The EPA is scheduled to propose National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants (“NESHAPs”) for clay ceramics manufacturing facilities located at major sources by August 28, 2014.

Governor McAuliffe announces $40 million investment in Henrico County

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Mondelēz Global LLC, the U.S. operating company of Mondelēz International, Inc., will invest more than $40 million to expand its biscuit bakery in Henrico County.

Corsi Group invests $5 million in Charlotte County business project

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that The Corsi Group, a leading manufacturer of custom and semi-custom cabinetry, will invest approximately $5 million to establish its first Virginia manufacturing operation in Charlotte County.

Jenn Vervier: Clean water is key to business success

Our company depends on clean water for our success. That’s why we’re pleased that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued new draft rules for enforcement of the Clean Water Act last month.

Virginia State Police investigating meth seizures in Augusta County

At approximately 6:45 p.m., the Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office, with the assistance of the Rockbridge Regional Drug Task Force, executed search warrants in Greenville at a motel along Lee-Jackson Highway and at a private residence.

Earth Talk: Keurig K-Cup coffee containers

Keurig K-Cups—those little one-serving coffee containers that allow people to brew one cup at a time in a specially designed Keurig brewing machine—are all the rage these days.

Green Applications LLC to invest $9.75 million to establish first Virginia operation

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced Friday that Green Applications LLC, a Division of Green Distribution will invest $9.75 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the Town of Gordonsville in Orange County.

Evonik Industries to invest $15 million in Chesterfield County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced in North Chesterfield today that Evonik Industries, one of the world’s leading specialty chemicals companies, will invest $15 million to relocate and expand its Business and Innovation Center in Chesterfield County.

Gov. McAuliffe announces 155 new jobs for Henry County

Gov. Terry McAuliffe announced this week that Kilgour Industries Ltd, a United Kingdom-based supplier of aircraft airframe and engine machined products will invest $27.3 million in its first U.S. operation in Henry County and create 155 new jobs.

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Robert Hurt: Removing government-created obstacles to small business jobs

As I traveled across the Fifth District last week, I spoke with many small business leaders throughout Central and Southside Virginia about ways to promote a pro-growth agenda that will stimulate our economy and provide new job opportunities for hard-working Fifth District Virginians.

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Kirk Cox: Our number one priority is jobs

Growing Virginia’s economy and creating jobs have always been House Republicans’ number one priority. This emphasis yielded results as 177,300 new jobs were created over the last four years and Forbes ranked Virginia the number one state for doing business.

Cold coming: Coat drive/free soup in Staunton Tuesday night

With winter storms bringing unseasonably cold nights, many people find themselves on the streets exposed to dangerous levels of cold. Coats and soup will help.


Gov. McAuliffe announces $21.3 million investment in City of Lynchburg

Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Hanwha Azdel, Inc., a manufacturer of high-performance thermoplastic composites designed for both interior and exterior applications, will invest $21.3 million in its operation in the City of Lynchburg.

Lumber Liquidators to expand presence in Virginia

Lumber Liquidators (NYSE:LL), the largest specialty retailer of hardwood flooring in North America, intends to invest over $60 million in connection with the expansion of its presence in Virginia.

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Robert Hurt: Reflecting back on 2013 and looking toward the year ahead

Since coming to Congress, my top priority has been promoting job growth. As we look back at 2013 and we begin the New Year and the second session of the 113th Congress, I am encouraged by the progress my colleagues in the House and I have made in this effort.

Earth Talk: Dark factories

So-called dark factories — otherwise known as “lights out” or “automatic” factories — are manufacturing facilities that do not depend on human labor to get work done. While they may have some benefits for the environment they are certainly not beneficial overall considering the impact widespread adoption would have on needed jobs.

New Augusta Free Press video puts Vector Industries business in the spotlight

In a new video produced by Augusta Free Press, Chrissy Johnston, director of sales and marketing at Vector Industries, takes you on a tour of Vector, based in Waynesboro, Va., to show you what Vector can do for your business in terms of assembly, packaging, manufacturing and more.

TE Connectivity Ltd. to expand operation in Culpeper, create 30 new jobs

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced today that TE Connectivity Ltd. (NYSE: TEL) will invest more than $15 million in the expansion of the company’s operations in the Town of Culpeper in Culpeper County. The plant designs and manufactures undersea fiber optic telecommunication cables, electro-optical-mechanical cables, and steel wire.

Carded Graphics in Staunton to announce manufacturing expansion ahead of schedule

Carded Graphics, one of America’s leading manufacturers of paperboard packaging, will announce faster than expected company growth at an expansion dedication ceremony for new investment and job creation at the company’s Staunton facility.

McDonnell announces $45 million investment in Henrico County

Gov. Bob McDonnell today announced that Dominion Packaging will invest $45 million to establish a manufacturing operation in Henrico County. The company, which produces high-quality packaging solutions for major customers in the tobacco, quick service restaurant, and consumer markets, will also move its headquarters to Henrico.

Darden School honors resilient Virginia businesses

The University of Virginia Darden School of Business’ Institute for Business in Society announced the winners of the 2013 Tayloe Murphy Resilience Awards competition.

Vector Industries announces contest winner

From June through September, Vector Industries encouraged the local manufacturing community to tour its facilities on Fairfax Avenue in Waynesboro.

Tom Perriello: Focus on job creation

My top priority as your representative has been finding ways to encourage job growth and economic recovery in Central and Southern Virginia. We have made smart, strategic investments in infrastructure and workforce that position our area to be leaders in alternative energy production, advanced manufacturing, and other industries of tomorrow. But while we are working […]

Tom Perriello: A sense of economic urgency

Column by Tom Perriello www.perriello.house.gov For 18 months, I have been fighting for Congress to pass simple legislation to support American manufacturing and construction. Washington seems to lack the urgency that I sense back home on Main Street. One of the common-sense solutions I have pushed for is the Rural Energy Savings Program Act, a […]

Report: Virginia manufacturing jobs down 7.1 percent in 2008-2009

   Staff Report News Tips: freepress2@ntelos.net Industrial employment in Virginia fell 7.1 percent over the past 12 months according to the 2010 Virginia Manufacturers Directory, an industrial directory published annually by the Evanston, Ill.,-based Manufacturers’ News Inc. MNI reports Virginia lost 26,531 industrial jobs and 377 manufacturers between October 2008 and October 2009.

Gas prices: Bad news for consumers, good news for U.S. manufacturing?

The Top Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net Five years ago, OK, as recently as a couple of months ago, we were all convinced that American manufacturing was a thing of the past. We can’t compete with Mexico, with China, where labor costs are lower, where goods can be shipped out at much lower unit prices […]