The First 100 Days

“I could not be more proud of everything our Commonwealth has accomplished over the first 100 days. My team and I will build on these achievements with every day that follows” – Governor McAuliffe

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“Virginia deserves a government that works honestly and efficiently for its citizens every day. We managed to do a lot in the first 100 days, but we are just getting started.”
– Governor McAuliffe


New rules holding public officials accountable to the people they represent.

Virginians deserve to know that their public officials are honest, ethical and trustworthy. That’s why Governor McAuliffe’s second executive order imposed strict ethics rules on himself, his cabinet, and their families. LEARN MORE>>


Last year the General Assembly found a compromise to raise transportation funds. Now the Governor’s job is to make sure those funds are spent wisely.

During the legislative session, the Governor worked with lawmakers of both parties to pass meaningful transportation reform. The result was HB2, a bill that creates a transparent, data-driven process for deciding how to improve our transportation infrastructure. LEARN MORE>>

The Charlottesville Bypass has been debated for decades. When the federal government told Virginia that the road could not be permitted, Governor McAuliffe took decisive action. He convened the US29 Charlottesville Bypass Advisory Group – made up of elected officials along the US29 corridor – to examine the issue and come up with solutions that will be started during his term. LEARN MORE>>

When Governor McAuliffe heard that the new US 460 project from Petersburg to Suffolk did not have the needed federal permit, he immediately issued a stop work order. This quick action saves the Commonwealth $35 million each month. Now, VDOT engineers are meeting with the federal government on a weekly basis to find a solution.


Streamlining the cabinet for more effective emergency response.

Governor McAuliffe signs SB381 and HB730

Governor McAuliffe signs SB381 & HB 730 to centralize emergency response with the Secretary of Public Safety and empower the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to interface with the United States military LEARN MORE

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$1.2 billion for Hampton Roads.

On day 83 of his administration, the Governor signed legislation to create the Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission to build new highways and reduce congestion.
The Hampton Roads Transportation Accountability Commission (HTAC) will accelerate solutions to the region’s transportation crisis.
Under the leadership of a Board consisting of the chief elected officers of each of the regional local governments, HTAC will pump over $1.2 billion into the local economy in the form of new transportation projects.
These projects will take pressure off of existing roads, reduce travel times, and improve road safety.  LEARN MORE>>


The Governor's energetic style has been making news all over the Commonwealth.


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Growing Our Economy

“Dorothy and I want our five kids to stay in Virginia. That’s why we need to make sure our economy is growing, Virginians are working, and the next generation is prepared for the jobs of the future.”
– Governor McAuliffe

100 DAYS

4,881 NEW JOBS

$401 million investment

Virginia Announcements of Employment Creation and Capital Investment

Company Name Location New
Company Name Location New

Altec Industries, Inc. Botetourt Co. 203 $3.90 03/2014 Mason Manufacturing Henrico Co. 30 $2.00 03/2014
American Public Power Association Arlington Co. 70 $1.88 03/2014 McKesson Corporation Caroline Co. 40 $0.00 04/2014
Anord Critical Power Inc. Henrico Co. 70 $0.95 02/2014 MGC Advanced Polymers, Inc. Chesterfield Co. 8 $3.60 02/2014
Appalachian Cast Products Wythe Co. 16 $1.60 03/2014 Montague Farms, Inc. Isle of Wight Co. 3 $0.60 03/2014
Barrett Machine Inc. Frederick Co. 27 $1.00 03/2014 NIBCO of Virginia Inc. Augusta Co. 58 $20.40 03/2014
Bayshore Concrete Products Northampton Co. 135 $4.00 02/2014 Perdue Foods Prince George Co. 190 $3.00 03/2014
Blue Ridge Railcar Repair LLC Charlotte Co. 0 $1.85 01/2014 Pixel Factory Data Center Hanover Co. 1 $4.00 04/2014
CarMax Inc. Goochland Co. 40 $0.00 02/2014 Premium Rx National Loudoun Co. 26 $0.32 03/2014
Chaos Mountain Brewing Franklin Co. 20 $1.20 01/2014 Ross Industries, Inc. Fauquier Co. 16 $1.00 03/2014
Creative Urethanes Winchester 54 $2.83 02/2014 Schalow Manufacturing Botetourt Co. 10 $0.00 02/2014
EcoFarms Collective, Inc. Culpeper Co. 25 $5.00 02/2014 Sevatec, Inc. Fairfax Co. 650 $2.00 04/2014
ept Automotive Division Chesterfield Co. 8 $3.00 03/2014 Symi International Harrisonburg 18 $0.00 01/2014
Evonik Industries Chesterfield Co. 50 $15.00 02/2014 Target Flavors Newport News 19 $1.78 01/2014
Fishbowl Inc. Alexandria 679 $4.00 04/2014 Teleperformance USA Henrico Co. 500 $3.50 04/2014
Frontline Test Equipment, Inc. Albemarle Co. 58 $0.15 02/2014 Telos Corporation Loudoun Co. 160 $5.00 01/2014
G.A. & F.C. Wagman, Inc. Dinwiddie Co. 65 $5.13 02/2014 The Common Application, Inc. Arlington Co. 50 $4.75 03/2014
Green Applications LLC Orange Co. 323 $9.75 03/2014 The Rimm-Kaufman Group, LLC Charlottesville 161 $1.20 04/2014
Hanwha Azdel, Inc. Lynchburg 33 $21.30 01/2014 Trout River Dry Kiln, LLC Nottoway Co. 40 $5.50 03/2014
Henkel-Harris Co. Inc. Winchester 18 $4.00 04/2014 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Fairfax Co. 0 $16.00 02/2014
Intuit Inc. Stafford Co. 150 $0.00 02/2014 Vireol Bio-Industries PLC Hopewell 70 $41.00 03/2014
KBH Business Management Systems Virginia Beach 33 $4.00 04/2014 Volvo Trucks North America Pulaski Co. 200 $0.00 04/2014
Kilgour Industries Ltd. Henry Co. 155 $27.30 01/2014 Washington Square Associates, Inc. Stafford Co. 12 $0.10 04/2014
KoDe Software Loudoun Co. 5 $0.10 04/2014 White House Foods Winchester 31 $1.00 03/2014
Liberty Tax Services Virginia Beach 47 $0.67 04/2014 9 other investments not publicly announced   173 $164.85  
Lumi Juices, LLC Albemarle Co. 36 $1.00 02/2014   Grand Total 4,881 $401.30  
Marine Corps Security Force Regiment Norfolk 95 $0.10 03/2014          
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Preparing Virginians for the jobs of tomorrow

Virginia needs a well-trained workforce to compete for the next generation of jobs. Governor McAuliffe has acted strategically to focus on this priority. He realigned workforce development efforts under the Secretary of Commerce & Trade to focus on human capital, the number one issue facing existing and prospective Virginia businesses today

The administration produced the cross-agency, cross-program Workforce Report Card, which reports progress over the past 5 years using key metrics of workforce readiness and job creation, as identified by Virginia Workforce Council and industry focus groups. Metrics reported include STEM-H pipeline development, Educational Attainment (including certifications and licensures), College and Career Readiness, Employment and Business Development, and more. This spring the Commonwealth will publish a report on progress in regional collaboration for workforce solutions and expansion of training capacities in key industry sectors.

Virginia Country Farm


The Governor is keeping Virginia competitive with countries around the globe

Vireol Bio Energy knew they wanted to operate a state of the art biofuels production plant, but they had to decide: stay in Virginia or go overseas? Thanks to a timely personal intervention by Governor McAuliffe and the strategic use of economic development grants, the company has decided to stay in the Commonwealth. They have promised to invest over $26.1 million in Virginia agriculture over the next three years.

DAY 49:

Introduced legislation to keep jobs in Bristol, VA

Governor McAuliffe signs SB381 and HB730

Governor Terry McAuliffe signed the first bill he introduced as Governor, Senate Bill 673, legislation that allows the City of Bristol to use sales tax revenues to help finance qualifying projects. Without this important legislation, The Falls development in Bristol, Virginia, and its associated jobs, local investment, and planned regional impact would be in jeopardy.

“This legislation will help keep an important retail economic development project on track that could bring thousands of jobs to Bristol and Southwest Virginia,” said Governor McAuliffe. “Virginians send leaders to Richmond to work together and get things done, and this legislation is proof that we are capable of doing just that. I want to thank Senator Philip Puckett for his leadership on this important bill to help generate new economic activity in a region that truly needs it.”

Today Governor McAuliffe also signed House Bill 628, introduced by Delegate Terry Kilgore, gives counties the powers create hospital authorities. In the wake of the devastating closing of Lee Regional Hospital, this legislation will allow Lee County to form a hospital authority. LEARN MORE>>

Protecting Our Environment

“Our historical sites and beautiful natural scenery attract visitors from around the world, bringing jobs and dollars to our Commonwealth. But our landscapes are more than that: they form an essential part of who we are.”
- Governor McAuliffe

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The Chesapeake Bay is a $1 TRILLION economic resource. Governor McAuliffe has taken decisive action to clean it up.

Governor McAuliffe worked with member of both parties in the General Assembly to develop a compromise bill that helps local governments reduce pollution contaminating the Bay and its tributaries LEARN MORE>>

The Governor met with his counterparts from Maryland and DC to strengthen regional cooperation throughout the Bay’s multi-state watershed. LEARN MORE>>

Black and white illustration of the Natural Bridge


Preserving our natural and historic heritage.

Governor McAuliffe and summit members

The Governor convenes a major summit of conservation and environmental leaders to begin planning for his goal of preserving Virginia’s open spaces.


Governor McAuliffe is convening a panel of experts to find mainstream solutions to the threat of rising sea levels in coastal Virginia. LEARN MORE>>

Innovating our Future

“To keep Virginia moving forward, I have directed my administration to focus on policies that place us at the forefront of new technologies, creative entrepreneurship, and smarter security.”
- Governor McAuliffe




Virginia is on track to becoming the national hub for fighting cyber crime and bringing cutting-edge jobs that come with one of today’s fastest growing industries.

Virginia was the first state to adopt the National Cybersecurity Framework, equipping the Commonwealth with the tools needed to defend against new and evolving cyber threats.    READ MORE >>
Governor McAuliffe issued Executive Order 8, launching the Virginia Cyber Security Commission    READ MORE >>
The Center for Innovative Technology expanded its MACH37 Cyber Accelerator, which provides funding and support for startup cybersecurity companies   READ MORE >>



"In February 2014, Virginia’s tech and health agencies approved the ambitious eHHR Information Technology Strategic Plan to modernize our healthcare and human services. This renewed focus on innovation in how we handle healthcare service delivery means families across the Commonwealth will receive better care, up-to-date health information, and peace of mind."



Investing in scientific development and evolving technology spurs academic excellence, expands job opportunities, and grows our economy

Rocket Science: Virginia entered into a new agreement with Orbital Sciences, which clears the way for continued successful business with Orbital and their new Antares launch vehicle. Through this new agreement, Virginia Space plans a second resupply mission to the International Space Station (ISS) in early May.

Aerial innovation: The Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership was selected by the Federal Aviation Administration to be one of the six unmanned aerial system test ranges. In collaboration with Virginia Tech, and the selected states of New Jersey, and Maryland, Virginia will host groundbreaking research in this rapidly evolving field.



“All parts of Virginia should have access to information and the ability to connect. Through the Center for Innovative Technology, Virginia launched 5 regional Broadband Planning Strategies Workshops across Virginia and worked with 41 Virginia broadband providers to get their data represented on the Virginia Broadband Map and the National Broadband Map, which helps local and regional officials with their planning needs.”







Traveling the state to promote children’s health and the importance of closing the coverage gap to ensure children get the care and treatment they need to thrive. LEARN MORE>>

First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe meeting with and listening to stakeholders across the Commonwealth, working to bridge the nutritional divide and ensure all of Virginia's children have access to the healthy food they need to learn, play, and grow. LEARN MORE >>

Virginia partners with national foundation for Governors’ fitness councils to bring multi-million dollar youth fitness campaign to Virginia. Governor Terry McAuliffe, First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe, and fitness icon Jake Steinfeld open national fitness challenge nominations for Elementary and Middle Schools in Virginia. LEARN MORE>>


Governor McAuliffe appoints Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam to chair the Governor’s Task Force on Mental Health Services and Crisis Response – bringing together bi-partisan, intergovernmental and community representatives to review and address needed changes in our mental health system.    LEARN MORE>>
The Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services created a new tool to identify the location of available psychiatric beds across the Commonwealth.    LEARN MORE>>
Governor McAuliffe signs comprehensive legislation-a giant step forward in improving the lives of people with mental illness and their families.    LEARN MORE>>


Working across party lines to support our teachers and focus on our children.

Governor McAuliffe talking with school children

Governor McAuliffe worked closely with members of the General Assembly to pass SOL Reform Legislation, reducing the number of SOL assessments and creating the Standards of Learning Innovation Committee, led by Secretary of Education Anne Holton, to look at ways to further reform the SOLs.



Education and financial security for veterans and military families: Governor McAuliffe supported a number of legislative initiatives that will improve financial security for military families by providing unemployment compensation to military spouses who leave a job to accompany their active duty spouse to a new military duty assignment in Virginia. Read More>>

Virginia Values Veterans (V3) – Five state agencies are working together to improve access to employment opportunities. During the February 11, 2014, V3 conference four law enforcement agencies were among those employers recognized for recently achieving significant program milestones Read More

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