Business Briefs – Week of February 27-March 3
March 10th, 2017


FERC gets pipeline comments The Inter-Mountain

Virginia Becomes Latest State to Pass Rare Coin Sales Tax Exemption Coin Week

Mike Petters speaks at NGA Winter meeting (video)

Most Influential Virginians 2017 Virginia Business Magazine


Bills we’re watching

Deal reached on state economic development reform RTD

Va. legislators send governor bill to encourage charters in districts with struggling schools WaPo

Eric Cantor column: McAuliffe can improve education for underserved kids RTD

Virginia legislative session ends in hope for coalfields Herald Courier

Editorial: Is pumped storage next big energy story? Free Lance-Star

Editorial: Give the General Assembly credit for some futuristic thinking Roanoke Times

Governor approves I-395 Express Lanes deal with Transurban InsideNova


Business News

US News “Best States” rankings – Virginia

Shipyard stock riding high as President Trump pays a visit Daily Press

President Trump promises 12-carrier Navy to sailors and shipbuilders in Newport News Pilot

Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls Seizes Trump’s Challenge to Deliver on Price WSJ

Georgia, Virginia ports seek approval of partner agreement AP

Hampton Roads ranked 4th among possible NBA expansion locations Pilot

6 Hampton Roads chambers of commerce form alliance to represent more than 5,000 businesses Pilot

Economists say federal hiring freeze may hurt region AP

White House eyes plan to cut EPA staff by one-fifth, eliminating key programs WaPo

Virginia universities tally up cost of unfunded federal mandates RTD

Editorial: Virginia Colleges, meet the Chamber of Commerce RTD

HU’s Harvey makes White House visit, pitches priorities for HBCUs Daily Press

Plans rev up for 350-job auto parts factory in Botetourt County Roanoke Times

James A. Bacon: Inova’s plan to help people enjoy better health at lower cost RTD

GO Virginia regional council named Free Lance-Star