51 by 51: New Jobs Coming to Virginia

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51 by 51

New Jobs Coming to Virginia

Virginia is consistently ranked as a top state for doing business by numerous publications. This year the Republican-led House of Delegates passed legislation and incentives packages to help bring tens of thousands of new jobs to Virginia.

Most notably after a nationwide search, Amazon chose Virginia as the location for their “HQ2” project, bringing more than 25,000 jobs. Additionally, Micron plans a $3 billion expansion of their Virginia plant, creating 1,100 new jobs.

The House of Delegates passed major incentive packages for both Amazon and Micron. Both packages are fiscally responsible and take important steps to safeguard taxpayers.

More importantly, though, the House passed a series of bills to build out a massive “tech-talent pipeline” that will give our students the right skills to succeed in the high-tech jobs that companies like Amazon and Micron are bringing to Virginia. These transformative ideas along new job creations will keep our economy growing, raising wages for everyone.

Our record on job creation in the Commonwealth is yet another of the 51 accomplishments by the 51 members of the Republican-led House of Delegates.