State of Virginia Archives: on Free Trade


Bob McDonnell: Trade missions worked in London, Shanghai, and Mumbai

Overseas visitors spent a record-breaking $321 million here in 2011, and I was on hand to open trade and agricultural offices in London, Shanghai, New Delhi and Mumbai to sell Virginia products around the world and create more good jobs here at home. Our trade missions are getting results. Last month alone one ship left Chesapeake and delivered $25 million worth of Virginia soybeans to China. Two weeks ago, another vessel began the same journey, with another 25 million worth of Virginia soybeans.
Source: 2012 Virginia State of the State Address Jan 11, 2012

Bob McDonnell: Compete more vigorously to attract jobs from abroad

There is a competition underway among the states and the nations. From Raleigh to Singapore, governments are pursuing bold initiatives to attract new job-creating businesses to their borders. We must compete more vigorously to be successful. Growing the tax base through business development is the key to Virginia's economic recovery.

Let's double the amount of the Fund for Fiscal Year 2011. We have fallen behind many neighboring states in the tax and regulatory incentives we offer, which cannot last.

Source: Virginia 2010 State of the State Address Jan 18, 2010

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