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Virginia International Trade Corporation to Be Signed Into Law

Press release issued by VMA on the passage of the International Trade Bill. VMA International Trade Bill Press Release

Virginia Petroleum Council criticizes Gov. McAuliffe’s call to reject offshore oil, gas leasing

Virginia Petroleum Council criticizes Gov. McAuliffe’s call to reject offshore oil, gas leasing DailyEnergyInsider | August 21, 2017 | by Chris Galford  Following a request from Gov. Terry McAuliffe that Virginia be excluded from a Trump Administration plan to lease oil and gas operations, the Virginia Petroleum Council has rebutted the governor’s comments with a call […]

Recycle VA! Presented to Norfolk Environmental Commission

http://www.norfolk.gov/NEC Brett Vassey, VMA President & CEO, and Kate Baker, Virginia Retail Federation, presented to Norfolk Environmental Commission last night on the Recycle VA! initiative and its first VA legislation – SB1518 – to improve recycling for beneficial use, litter reduction and public education. Click here to view the Recycle VA! Overview that was discussed.

Gov George Allen on Fox Business – The Future of Manufacturing

Former Virginia Governor George Allen joined FOX Business to discuss the policies needed to support the future of manufacturing, highlighting the NAM’s role in advancing those priorities in both the White House and Congress.

Del. Byron and Sen. Wagner Earn Top Honors

VMAPAC Recognizes 2012 Industrial Strength Leadership Winners RICHMOND, VA– The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (VMAPAC) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) awarded this year’s VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award to the Honorable Kathy Byron, 22nd District of the House of Delegates, and the Honorable Frank Wagner, 7th District of the Senate. This award is […]

NAM President & CEO Jay Timmons lnterviewed on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street”

NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons participated in a live interview on CNBC’s “Squawk on the Street,” issuing reaction to Tuesday night’s speech by President Trump and highlighting the NAM’s participation in Business Day in Madison as part of the 2017 State of Manufacturing Tour.

2013 VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Awards Given

~Speaker Bill Howell and Senator Frank Ruff Take Top Honors~ RICHMOND, VA– The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (VMAPAC) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) awarded this year’s VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award to the Honorable Bill Howell, 28th District of the House of Delegates, and the Honorable Frank Ruff, 15th District of the Senate. This […]

Business Leaders Support Bill to Boost International Trade

Business Leaders Support Bill to Boost International Trade

Minimum wage, sales tax, education among legislative priorities for business groups

Minimum wage, sales tax, education among legislative priorities for business groups Major business organizations in Virginia are planning to “play defense” in the 2017 General Assembly session against some legislative proposals, such as increasing the minimum wage, while also lobbying against budget cuts for programs that help their industries. At least two bills already have […]

VMA Calls on General Assembly to Expedite Formation of VA International Trade Corporation

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NBC12 Covers International Trade Corporation

Richmond NBC affiliate Channel 12 taped a piece on the recently passed legislation creating the International Trade Corporation. You may view the link here.

Virginia International Trade Authority Press Conference

Line by line – 2-2-16 Trade Authority Press Conference HB 858 Coalition Letter

Governor McAuliffe Announces Legislation to Strengthen Virginia’s Economic Development Partnership

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe December 12, 2016 Office of the Governor: Contact: Brian Coy at Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe today announced that he will introduce legislation in the upcoming 2017 General Assembly session to strengthen oversight, accountability and management at the Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP). “The legislation we are announcing […]

Virginia Leaders Tout Economic Benefits of Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline

Commonwealth of Virginia Office of Governor Terry McAuliffe For Immediate Release September 2, 2014 Contact: Brian Coy, 804-225-4260, Brian.Coy@Governor.Virginia.Gov Virginia Leaders Tout Economic Benefits of Proposed Atlantic Coast Pipeline Virginia elected officials, business leaders and advocates from across the Commonwealth released the following statements today following an announcement by Governor Terry McAuliffe, Dominion Resources and […]

Inside Business: Biz groups gather in support of offshore oil, gas exploration

Biz groups gather in support of offshore oil, gas exploration By Virginia Lascara virginia.lascara@insidebiz.com Offshore drilling of gas and oil would diversify the Hampton Roads economy and create jobs, business and industry leaders said last week. The Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce held a press conference on Wednesday about the possibilities of offshore energy exploration […]

Congress Passes Legislation to Modernize TSCA

RICHMOND, VA – On June 7, 2016 the United States Senate passed by unanimous consent the bipartisan Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act, legislation to reform the nation’s 40 year-old primary chemical management law, the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).  This follows a 403-12 House vote to approve the bill in […]

Defense Spending Cuts Would Cost 115,000 Virginia Jobs

WASHINGTON, DC — The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) was proud to participate with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) in a national press conference to release a new report, Defense Spending Cuts: The Impact on Economic Activity and Jobs. The Washington, DC press was eager to understand the effects on the Commonwealth and its businesses as outlined in the […]

VMA 2017 Crossover Report is Now Available!

VMA 2017 Crossover Report   The VMA 2017 Crossover Report is now available.   For assistance on how to make the most of grass roots advocacy or for more details about VMA’s legislative resources, please contact Kimberly Noonan, VMA Member Services Director, at (804) 528-4482 or by email at knoonan@vammanufacturers.com.   

VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award

  VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award ~Delegate David Bulova Recognized at VA Industry Forum~ NEWPORT NEWS, VA– The Virginia Manufacturers Association Political Action Committee (VMAPAC) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) awarded this year’s VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award to the Honorable David Bulova, 31st District of the House of Delegates, at the Virginia Industry Forum […]

VMA Calls For General Assembly Approval Over Tolling

RICHMOND, VA — The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) joined a bipartisan group of Virginia legislators and other business groups today in Richmond to highlight proposed legislation relating to the tolling of Virginia’s existing interstate highway system.  Delegates Peace, Cox, Farrell, Helsel, Hodges, McQuinn, Morris, Robinson, and Tyler called for further General Assembly oversight of Virginia’s […]

2014 Wrap Up Report and Legislative Scorecard

May 1, 2014 Dear VMA Members: I am pleased to report that we had an outstanding legislative session this year. VMA Priority Bills were part of the Governor’s amended bills and we worked actively through the veto session. Of course, since the General Assembly still has not finalized its budget, we will continue to work […]

Election questionnaire

November 1, 2013 Dear VMA Members & Friends:  VMAPAC supports candidates for political office that champion the manufacturing sector.  This year the House of Delegates and all statewide offices are up for election.  As a resource to our members, VMAPAC is publishing a Gubernatorial Candidate Questionnaire in which the two major candidates for governor have given answers […]

New Battleground State Poll: Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Energy Infrastructure Investment

New Battleground State Poll: Overwhelming Bipartisan Support for Energy Infrastructure Investment Clear Majority of Voters Say Development of Pipelines, Power Lines Will Spur Job Creation, Boost the Economy  RICHMOND, VA — More than 80 percent of Pennsylvania, Ohio and Virginia voters believe public and private investment in infrastructure, including energy infrastructure, would have a positive […]

Vassey and DuVal: International Trade is Virginia’s best economic development opportunity

Vassey DuVal OpEd

Virginia Petroleum Council to Gov. McAuliffe: Virginians benefit from safe offshore energy development

Virginia Petroleum Council to Gov. McAuliffe: Virginians benefit from safe offshore energy development RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 17, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Virginia Petroleum Council Executive Director Miles Morin released the following statement in response to Governor McAuliffe’s comments on the Interior Department’s oil and gas leasing program. “It’s high time Virginians felt the benefits of harnessing our state’s vast energy […]

Governor McAuliffe Signs New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program Law

The following press release was issued jointly from Virginia Manufacturers Association and the Manufacturing Skills Institute: New Economy Workforce Credential Grant Program 3-10-16

A Labor Legacy to Remember: Years of Excessive Overregulation

A Labor Legacy to Remember:  Years of Excessive Overregulation Washington, D.C., September 22, 2016 – The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) released a new study today that outlines the destructive legacy this administration’s relentless labor regulatory agenda will leave for manufacturers, their employees and the communities in which they live. […]