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George Allen & Jim Hodges: Ratifying USMCA will benefit Virginia, nation

George Allen & Jim Hodges: Ratifying USMCA will benefit Virginia, nation The Virginia-Pilot | By George Allen & Jim Hodges | April 21, 2019 ALTHOUGH WE affiliate with different political parties, one thing that should always bring us together is the opportunity to secure and preserve American prosperity. That’s why we’re coming together, having served […]

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Virginia regulators vote to limit carbon emissions but face GOP roadblock

  Virginia regulators vote to limit carbon emissions but face GOP roadblock The Virginia City Hybrid Energy Center, shown above in Lebanon, is a 600-megawatt station said to be one of the cleanest coal-fired plants in the country. (Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post) The Washington Post | By Gregory S. Schneider | April 19 RICHMOND […]

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Virginia-Israel defense contractor event held in Tysons

  FCEDA’s Asher Kotz explains why Fairfax County is the ideal place to be located. PHOTO BY HOWARD LANSAT The Fairfax County Times   By FCEDA STAFF  |  Apr 5, 2019 Nearly 70 government officials and business leaders gathered for an informational and networking conference March 28 at FCEDA headquarters in Tysons, where the Virginia […]

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Virginia-Israel defense contractor event held in Tysons

Virginia-Israel defense contractor event held in Tysons www.fairfaxtimes.com | April 5, 2019 Nearly 70 government officials and business leaders gathered for an informational and networking conference March 28 at FCEDA headquarters in Tysons, where the Virginia Manufacturers Association and Manufacturers Association of Israel signed a memorandum of understanding to strengthen business ties. Given its longtime […]

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How Supporting Women in Industry Can Help Reduce the Manufacturing Skills Gap

How Supporting Women in Industry Can Help Reduce the Manufacturing Skills Gap Manufacturing.net | March 11, 2019 | By Pamela Kan Numbers don’t lie and they’ve been repeating the same story for several years now: there is a serious problem looming over the manufacturing industry.  We’ve been hearing that in the next decade, there is […]

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2019 STEP Ahead Honorees and Emerging Leaders Announced

2019 STEP Ahead Honorees and Emerging Leaders Announced On March 1st, the Manufacturing Institute announced the recipients of the 2019 STEP Ahead Awards.  Some 130 women from 101 different companies were selected for this national honor for the significant impact they have created not only within their companies, but in their communities as well.  These […]

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Omega Protein: Auditors Officially Recommend MSC Certification For Atlantic Menhaden Fishery

Omega Protein: Auditors Officially Recommend MSC Certification For Atlantic Menhaden Fishery REEDVILLE, Va. – March 6, 2019 – Today, independent certification body SAI Global officially recommended that the Atlantic menhaden purse seine fishery be certified sustainable against the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) fisheries standard. MSC certification reflects the most up-to-date understanding of internationally accepted fisheries science […]

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Bipartisan Firefighting Foam Bill Passes VA Legislature

    Bipartisan Firefighting Foam Bill Passes VA legislature -Support from firefighters, environmental and industry groups- The Virginia legislature has overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill supported by firefighters, environmental groups, and industry aimed at responsible use of Class B firefighting foams. The “Responsible Firefighting Foam Management Act” establishes statewide uniform requirements that would restrict the […]

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House and Senate Overwhelmingly Approve $1 Billion Tax Relief Package

House and Senate Overwhelmingly Approve $1 Billion Tax Relief Package February 12, 2019 | 2019 General Assembly, Press Releases The Virginia House of Delegates and the Senate of Virginia today approved legislation that will provide nearly $1 billion in tax relief to Virginia’s taxpayers. The legislation will provide $420 million to Virginia taxpayers later this year, in […]

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Ralph Northam won’t resign as Virginia governor over blackface scandal

Ralph Northam won’t resign as Virginia governor over blackface scandal The cascading blackface and sexual assault scandals roiling Virginia politics, explained WWW.VOX.COM | By Dylan Scott, Anna North, and Emily Stewart  | Updated Feb 8, 2019, 5:05pm EST The crisis in Virginia state politics hasn’t subsided, but Democratic Gov. Ralph Northam won’t be stepping down. Northam has been under pressure to resign […]