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1st Annual Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon

  1st Annual Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon Williamsburg, VA – The Virginia Manufacturers Association (VMA) held the 1st Annual Women in Manufacturing STEP Ahead Recognition Luncheon on November 14th at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia.  The luncheon was held in conjunction with the Virginia Competitiveness Forum and recognized eighteen outstanding women leaders […]

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Consumer Energy Alliance Report: Virginians Saved Almost $11 Billion in 10 Years Thanks to Low Priced Natural Gas

Consumer Energy Alliance Report: Virginians Saved Almost $11 Billion in 10 Years Thanks to Low Priced Natural Gas WILLIAMSBURG, Va.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Thanks to increased production and safer, state-of-the-art technologies – which together have decreased the price of natural gas — Virginians saved almost $11 billion between 2006 and 2016, according to a state report released by Consumer […]

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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. […]