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Half of HQ2 heading to Northern Virginia

Half of HQ2 heading to Northern Virginia November 13 | Virginia Business It’s official. Half of Amazon HQ2 is coming to Northern Virginia. The company will invest about $2.5 billion and create 25,000 jobs over 12 years. The new headquarters will be housed in National Landing, which includes portions of Pentagon City and Crystal City […]

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China’s Xi promises to raise imports amid trade row with U.S.

China’s Xi promises to raise imports amid trade row with U.S. BUSINESS NEWS | NOVEMBER 4, 2018 SHANGHAI (Reuters) – Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Monday to lower tariffs, broaden market access and import more from overseas at the start of a trade expo designed to demonstrate goodwill amid mounting frictions with the United States […]

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Roanoke Gas Co. applies for increase to base rates

Roanoke Gas Co. applies for increase to base rates The Roanoke Times | By Laurence Hammack Customers of Roanoke Gas Co. will see their monthly bills go up by nearly 11 percent if regulators approve the company’s request for a base rate increase. An application filed with the State Corporation Commission states the company is […]

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Competing for global Investment

Competing for global Investment by Barry Matherly and Nancy McLernon | Virginia Business The U.S. economy exemplifies success on a global stage. America leads the world in attracting international companies to invest and create jobs. No other country in the world can match our large consumer market, skilled workforce, innovative hubs and diverse industry. While […]

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Air board restarts process for regulating carbon pollution – beginning with tighter limit

Air board restarts process for regulating carbon pollution – beginning with tighter limit By Michael Martz | Richmond Times Dispatch Virginia is beginning again to regulate carbon dioxide pollution by electric power plants, but the state wants to start with a stricter limit as a baseline for future cuts in emissions. The State Air Pollution […]

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I-81 Plan Proposes Tolls for Trucks, Cars

I-81 plan proposes tolls for trucks, cars David McGee | Bristol Herald Courier ABINGDON, Va. — Paying for $2 billion in needed improvements along Interstate 81 could include charging tolls for passenger cars and commercial trucks, sales and fuel tax increases or some combination of those, according to a draft plan. State transportation officials unveiled details […]

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DEQ approval clears way for Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction to begin

DEQ approval clears way for Atlantic Coast Pipeline construction to begin The Atlantic Coast Pipeline project now has the authorization to begin construction in Virginia. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality announced Friday it has approved Erosion and Sediment Control, Stormwater Management, and Karst Protection plans for the project. According to a release, these detailed […]

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Stihl’s VP of Manufacturing Operations, Wagner tells girls to “go for it”

JOBS & EMPLOYMENT As Stihl VP of manufacturing operations, Lorraine Wagner tells girls to “go for it” By Kimberly Pierceall The Virginian-Pilot Oct 18, 2018 Updated 15 hrs ago There are more women than ever running companies, running for office, running circles around stereotypes but there are still so few relative to men that it remains news. […]

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VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award

  VMAPAC Industrial Strength Leadership Award ~Record Six Legislators Recognized in 2018~   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, the Honorable Glenn Davis, the Honorable Todd Gilbert, the Honorable Israel O’Quinn, the Honorable […]

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Students get first-hand look at manufacturing

Students get first-hand look at manufacturing The Southwest Times | william.paine@southwesttimes.com Forty 8th grade students from Dublin and Pulaski middle schools visited Volvo Truck’s New River Valley Assembly Plant Friday as part of National Manufacturing Day. Two similar sized 8th grade groups visited Pulaski County manufacturers Red Sun Farms and Korona Candles. Students gathered at […]