Business Briefs – Week of May 8-12
May 15th, 2017


Spotlight On: The Virginia Chamber of Commerce YUR VA (video)

Virginia Chamber of Commerce Releases Legislative Report Card VA Chamber

Chamber Seeks Local Help in Developing Statewide Economic Development Plan Prince William Living

Dominion Energy Promotes Blue, Leopold, Reid to Executive Vice President PR Newswire

DIGITALSPEC Honored At 2017 FANTASTIC 50 Awards Banquet Hosted By Virginia Chamber Of Commerce Fox19

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

Virginia Council of CEOs honors chuck mccabe’s legacy with establishment of leadership award VA CEOs


Virginia Policy

 Wilford K. Gibson Op Ed: Reform certificate of public need laws now Pilot

ACA exchange premium rates could rise by an average of 20 percent in Virginia next year RTD

No ‘silver bullet’: Business leaders discuss future at SWVA Economic Forum Bristol Herald Courier

Extended Richmond region gets ready to GO with new economic development strategy RTD 

Governor signs into law clean energy legislation backed by Minchew, Schaufeld Loudoun Times 


Federal Policy

President Trump to speak at Liberty’s commencement Saturday WSET

Trump Opens the Door to More Pipelines Being Approved US Chamber

Gov’t to Begin Seismic Surveys in Atlantic in Drilling Push AP

Garrett pledges support for workforce training Danville Register & Bee



At Henrico debate, Northam and Perriello trade blows over Democratic loyalty RTD

Northam, Perriello, fight over liberal street cred at union hall debate Daily Press

Editorial: Is Virginia Slipping? Daily News Record

Northam focuses on economics, healthcare during Martinsville visit Martinsville Bulletin

Gillespie pitches spending cuts and attrition Daily Press

How candidates for governor would affect your bottom line Pilot

Editorial: More than just talk about transportation Free Lance-Star


Business News

Port of Virginia welcomes biggest ship yet Daily Press

A new wrinkle for the Chinese paper plant McAuliffe attracted to Virginia WaPo

State development leader tours ex-Alpha building Bristol Herald Courier

Editorial: Latest report card shows bay improving Free Lance-Star

Goodbye Dominion Resources, hello Dominion Energy. Utility changing its name, look Pilot

Have a made-in-USA product? Here’s how to pitch the world’s largest retailer Miami Herald