Shenandoah wages lower than Warren, state averages
April 3, 2015
The Virginia Employment Commission has released an updated version of its industry profiles, which include data related to the number of establishments, wages, employment and unemployment insurance tax rates for five major industries.
Va. jobless rate holds steady in February
April 3, 2015
The Virginia Employment Commission announced last week the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in February, holding steady from the January rate and a 0.6 percent decrease from February 2014.
Va. Port Authority reports profit loss
March 27, 2015
The Virginia Port Authority reported this week it incurred a $560,000 loss in February — due to winter weather — and that resulted in work slow downs and work stoppages.
Port Authority sees lower shipping volumes in February
March 13, 2015
The Virginia Port Authority reported Wednesday the authority experienced a drop in shipments during February, mainly due to bad weather.
State legislators praise bipartisan cooperation
March 10, 2015
FRONT ROYAL—The Virginia General Assembly saw a productive session, local state representatives said Tuesday afternoon.
Buyer beware: Consumers urged to watch for scams
March 6, 2015
In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, the State Corporation Commission is asking Virginians to keep their eyes peeled for scams as well as to learn about their consumer rights.
Virginia Port Authority receives stable bond rating
February 27, 2015
Mood’s Investors Service and Standard & Poor’s, two international bond-rating agencies, rated the Virginia Port Authority facilities revenue bonds “stable” Wednesday.
Governor signs bill to freeze reviews
February 24, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday signed into law legislation that bars the State Corporation Commission from conducting two-year reviews on rates and profits for Dominion Power and Appalachian Power for the next five years.
Ride sharing firms could expand into region
February 22, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has signed legislation into law legalizing and regulating the operation of ride sharing companies like Uber and Lyft in the commonwealth.
What goes down, must come up
February 6, 2015
After enjoying months of falling gasoline prices, motorists across the commonwealth saw gas price rise 10 to 20 cents a gallon this week, with the average price settling at around $2.04.
License plate privacy bill clears Virginia Senate
February 6, 2015
A bill restricting the ability of law enforcement to retain information collected from license plate readers passed the Virginia General Assembly Senate 38-0 on Friday.
First Bank rates as top workplace
February 2, 2015
First National Corporation announced that “Virginia Business Magazine” has recognized Strasburg-based First Bank as one of the “2015 Best Places to Work in Virginia” on Tuesday.
Jobless rates fall to lowest since ’08
January 29, 2015
Virginia saw a 0.2 percent decrease in its seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in December, dropping the rate to 4.8 percent, the lowest since October 2008, Gov. Terry McAuliff reported this week.
Port Authority enjoys record performance
January 28, 2015
Port of Virginia has completed its sixth consecutive month of profitable operation.
Governor seeks solar energy proposals
January 16, 2015
Gov. Terry McAuliffe released a “request for information” for the Virginia Office of Public-Private Partnerships and the Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy to explore solar energy development on state owned property on Thursday.
Aiming to make a difference
January 14, 2015
RICHMOND — The General Assembly convened Wednesday for the first day of its 2015 session amid hopes that at least some of the thousands of bills expected to be introduced will pass and make a meaningful difference in the lives of the state’s 8.3 million residents.
Gov. McAuliffe announces equality agenda for 2015 session
January 13, 2015
For the 2015 General Assembly legislative session, Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced an equal opportunity agenda for women and gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transgender workers throughout the Commonwealth.
Motorists won’t feel gas hike initially, industry insiders say
January 1, 2015
With gas prices at a five-year low, motorists in Virginia can expect to pay an extra 5 cents at the pump this year due to a hike in the commonwealth’s wholesale gas tax.
Virginia aims for diversity with new economic plan
December 19, 2014
According to a recently released report, the Virginia economy will have to diversify and be less reliant on public sector jobs on the federal, state and local levels to maintain a steady economy for years to come.
Virginia organization named one of nation’s best
December 19, 2014
The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) was ranked second in the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate’s Top 10 State Economic Development Organizations for 2014.