Headlines and Press Releases

Governor McAuliffe Announces 323 New Jobs for Orange County

Governor McAuliffe Press Release: Governor Terry McAuliffe announced today that Green Applications LLC, a Division of Green Distribution, one of the largest printers and distributors of textile merchandise and heat applied graphics on the East Coast, will invest $9.75 million to establish its first Virginia operation in the Town of Gordonsville in Orange County.

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Paschina, Morton Named Most Admired People in N.A. Wine Making

Governor McDonnell Press Release: Governor Bob McDonnell today issued the following statement regarding Luca Paschina, General Manager and Winemaker of Barboursville Vineyards, and Lucie Morton, a longtime viticulture consultant in Virginia, being named in Vineyard & Winery Management (V&WM) magazine's "20 Most Admired People in the North American Wine Industry."

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Barboursville Vineyard’s, Gianni Zonin, Receives Lifetime Achievement

Governer McDonnell Press Release: Governor Bob McDonnell issued the following statement regarding Wine Enthusiast, one of the world’s leading wine publications, awarding Gianni Zonin, the owner of Barboursville Vineyards, its 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Homestead Building Systems Moving to Orange County

Orange County Review: "Homestead Building Systems (HBS) has acquired the former Timber Truss manufacturing facility near the Orange County Airport and hopes to move its production there by the end of the year."

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Economic Development Partnership Refocuses with New Name

The Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development, a partnership that includes Orange County, is rebranded and renamed.

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Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development Unveils New Name, Brand and Messaging

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—The Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development—a public/private partnership that helps create new jobs and investment in Charlottesville and seven surrounding counties—today unveiled a new name, brand and messaging.

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Virginia Agricultural Exports Reach All-Time High in 2012

Governor Bob McDonnell Press Release: Governor Bob McDonnell announced today that agricultural exports from Virginia reached a new all-time high of $2.61 billion in 2012, shattering the previous record set last year by almost 12 percent. The Governor's announcement came during his keynote remarks at the fifth annual Governor's Conference on Agricultural Trade in Richmond. The conference runs through Friday.

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Governor McDonnell Announces Creation of Rural Jobs Council

Governor McDonnell Press Release: Governor Bob McDonnell today announced the membership of his newly created Rural Jobs Council. This Council will build upon the success of the Governor's Commission on Job Creation and Economic Development and continue the Administration's focus on Virginia's rural communities.

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Expanded Broadband Access to be Introduced to Orange County in Coming Months

A local service provider will focus on providing a secure system to offer wireless internet service to both un-served and under-served populations.

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Virginia Improves to Top State for New LEED Certifications in 2012

Governor McDonnell Press Release: The U.S. Green Building Council announced that Virginia has improved to the top state for LEED-certified buildings.

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Virginia Wine Sales Reach All-time High

Luca Paschina, general manager of Barboursville Vineyards, talks about increased export of Virginia wines.

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The Best States for Business

Forbes' annual Best States for Business study ranks Virginia at #2.

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