Business Briefs – Week of May 1-5
May 5th, 2017


County gives input on VA Chamber Blueprint South Hill Enterprise

O’Connor Brewing, Axis Global Enterprises among 50 businesses honored by Virginia Chamber Pilot

Over 30 NoVA companies receive Fantastic 50 Awards Northern Virginia Magazine

Tech companies face growth challenges in Charlottesville CBS19

Virginia Chamber of Commerce Fantastic 50 List Fairfax County EDA

Convoke Named One of Virginia’s Fantastic 50 Companies for 2017 KFBB

Chamber of Commerce Recognizes Dominion Consulting Inc as One of 50 Fastest Growing Company in Virginia BusinessWire

Warner, Kaine reintroduce Marketplace Fairness Act AFP


Virginia Policy

Will Virginia forge its own path on carbon regulation? RTD

Editorial: Region’s Transportation Assets Must Be Protected News & Advance


Federal Policy

Uncertainty and a wide partisan divide over health care vote in Virginia Daily Press

Aetna to Quit Virginia’s Obamacare Market Bloomberg

Federal budget deal preserves Chesapeake Bay money, other ‘Virginia priorities’ RTD

Federal spending bill includes $150 million for Metro, $125 million for Purple Line WaPo

If approved, federal budget compromise would avert most Hampton Roads shipyard layoffs Pilot

Vice President Mike Pence joins in christening new submarine at Newport News Shipbuilding Pilot

Congress leaves FBI headquarters underfunded WaPo

Seismic companies appeal for permits to do Atlantic oil and gas surveys Pilot

Virginia lawmakers split over offshore drilling WaPo

Editorial: Offshore drilling is worth exploring RTD



Gillespie highlights tax-cutting plan in first TV ad of GOP gubernatorial primary RTD

Perriello adds tax increase for the wealthy to his Virginia gubernatorial platform WaPo

Wagner talks traffic during Fredericksburg visit Free Lance-Star

Editorial: When taxes make sense Daily Press

Democratic candidates for governor debate in Roanoke Roanoke Times

Waugh: Pipeline will mean jobs for region Roanoke Times


Business News

March jobless rate best since 2008 News Virginian

Dominion wants sun to power 1.3 million homes in Virginia and North Carolina by 2042 Pilot

Editorial: No, the Atlantic Coast Pipeline won’t destroy planet Earth RTD
Appalachian Power to diversify over 15 years Franklin News Post

Profits down, but Huntington Ingalls eyes future Daily Press

Tranlin delays $2 billion paper mill Chesterfield Observer