Governor Northam speaks with Dr. Danny Avula, COVID-19 Vaccination Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Health, during a mass vaccination event at the Richmond Raceway on Thursday, January 21. About 4,000 vaccines were administered over the course of the three-day event, which was co-hosted by the four Richmond Metropolitan Area local health districts.
WEEK OF JANUARY 22, 2021
Governor Northam Visits Mass Vaccination Events in Richmond and Roanoke as Virginia Scales Up Vaccine Infrastructure, Builds Additional Capacity
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  • “We are rapidly scaling up our infrastructure to ensure Virginians can access the COVID-19 vaccine as more becomes available,” said Governor Northam. “I am grateful to the teams in every corner of our Commonwealth who are working around the clock to get people vaccinated safely and efficiently.”
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Governor Northam Announces Pharmaceutical Manufacturer Civica Inc. to Create 186 New Jobs, Invest $124.5 Million to Establish Facility in Petersburg
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  • “This project is a tremendous win that will cement Virginia’s status as a leader in pharmaceutical manufacturing, an industry that remains at the forefront of responding to the global pandemic,” said Governor Northam. “Civica’s partnership with Phlow Corporation, Medicines for All Institute, and AMPAC Fine Chemicals will ensure the general public has access to high-quality, lifesaving medicines and provide a critical avenue for domestic drug manufacturing capabilities. I am confident the City of Petersburg will provide the environment to facilitate Civica’s growth and success.”
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Governor Northam Commends Nomination of Virginia Agriculture Commissioner Dr. Jewel Bronaugh as USDA Deputy Secretary
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  • “As Commissioner of VDACS, Dr. Bronaugh has been a true leader—promoting the agency’s core mission while taking on new challenges, including our COVID-19 pandemic response and farmer mental health, focusing economic development to improve food access in underserved communities, and engaging youth in the field of agriculture,” said Governor Northam. “I am proud that she will be representing both the Commonwealth and all Americans in such a critical role at USDA and in this new Administration.”
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Governor Northam Announces Expansion of Two Manufacturing Companies, Bringing New Jobs to Pittsylvania County and Norfolk
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  • “Intertape Polymer Group has a long and successful history in Pittsylvania County, and we are thrilled to see the company continue to thrive in our Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “This significant investment and the creation of high-quality jobs is a win for our diverse advanced manufacturing industry and represents an important step forward in our efforts to ensure Virginia has a sustainable economic recovery.”


  • “Tabet Manufacturing Company is a longtime contributor to the Hampton Roads economy, producing vital communications equipment for our armed forces,” said Governor Northam. “The company’s Norfolk operation continues to thrive, supported by the region’s significant military presence and the ability to recruit and retain top talent. We are honored that Tabet has decided to reinvest in our Commonwealth, and we look forward to their continued success.
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