Governor Northam celebrates Autumn by placing new pumpkins on the Executive Mansion's front steps. He and the First Lady received them from Hickory Flats Pumpkin Patch in Pennington Gap. To support local farmers this fall, click here to find a pumpkin grower near you.
WEEK OF OCTOBER 8, 2021
Governor Northam Announces Virginia's Investments Attract $714 Million Manufacturing Operation in Wythe County, Creating 2,500 New Jobs—Largest Southwest Investment in a Generation
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  • These investments are leading to the largest job creation commitment Southwest Virginia has seen in a generation, and it’s a game-changer for the Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “This is about investing to bring jobs back to the United States from overseas, and doing it right here in rural America. We can all be proud the Commonwealth’s investment is bringing these jobs back to America at this unique manufacturing campus. This can be transformational for all of Southwest Virginia.
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Governor Northam Hosts Gayle Manchin and Governors Hogan and Wolfe for Appalachian Regional Conference in St. Paul, Unveils Strategic Investment Plan to Accelerate Economic Growth
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  • “ARC’s strategic plan builds on Appalachia’s momentum and supports the Region’s greatest assets—natural beauty and a world-class workforce,” said Governor Northam. “I’m grateful to leaders from across the region, including my fellow governors and Federal Co-Chair Manchin, for developing this vision. I look forward to continuing ARC’s important work to invest in the success of Appalachian communities.”
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Governor Northam Announces New Space Investment in Fairfax County and New Infrastructure Investment in Russell County
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  • SpaceLink’s expansion in Fairfax County will strengthen the Commonwealth’s position as a leader in the aerospace industry,said Governor Northam. “Small businesses are critical to fueling economic growth, and we are proud to support this Virginia-founded company as its innovations make a name for itself in space exploration and defense.


  • “Safe and reliable water infrastructure is an important way to keep communities healthy,” said Governor Northam. “The Community Development Block Grant program is a vital tool in ensuring everyone across the Commonwealth has access to safe drinking water and reliable wastewater systems. This grant will help Russell County keep its residents safe and protect the Clinch River.”
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