Press Release: SEN. FAVOLA AND GOV. MCAULIFFE DISCUSS ECONOMY IMPROVEMENT WITH BUSINESS LEADERS
Arlington, VA – Arlington business leaders joined Governor Terry McAuliffe and Senator Barbara Favola (D- Arlington) to discuss economic opportunities across the Commonwealth and in Northern Virginia at a breakfast event at Kapnos Taverna, a local Ballston business that recently opened in January. This was a kick off event for Senator Favola’s re-election campaign.
Senator Favola emphasized her legislative accomplishments and examples of public-private partnerships she has nurtured. “The business community can work hand in hand with government to create a high quality community. Arlington is a great example of this synergy. In the legislature, I’ve focused on the cornerstones necessary to enabling businesses to grow and thrive, such as improving K-12 education, increasing access to health care, and creating job training opportunities.”
Governor McAuliffe laid out his economic accomplishments in Virginia, including bringing more investments to the state than any other governor. Discussing his New Virginia Economy plan, he highlighted the path forward for economic development: “I want Virginia to continue its tradition of being business friendly, but also not intruding on people’s personal lives – a practice in line with the majority of Fortune 500 companies. We should support our veterans, continue working to increase investment, improve our vital transportation infrastructure, and invest in a diversified economy. ”
In this bi-partisan group, both Governor McAuliffe and Senator Favola responded to questions about development opportunities in Virginia, as well as queries about the upcoming election.
Senator Barbara A. Favola represents Virginia’s 31st district, which includes parts of Arlington and Fairfax counties, and a portion of Loudoun County. For the 2015 session, Senator Favola served on the Local Government, Rehabilitation and Social Services, and Transportation Committees.