Received via email from Opportunity Virginia PAC
2011 has been a very active year for Governor McDonnell and his administration, and what better way to look back at the year that was than “By the Numbers!” an old favorite of ours! We hope you enjoy this numerical look back and thanks again for all that you do to help Governor McDonnell and his team create a Commonwealth of Opportunity for every Virginian. We wish you a blessed, successful and prosperous 2012!
3: Days the Governor Worked Out of the Virginia Emergency Operations Center During Hurricane Irene
8: Virginia Collegiate Basketball Teams to Play in the 2012-2013 “Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic” Announced this Year
10: Virginia Colleges and Universities Governor McDonnell Visited This Year
12: Virginia Wineries Now Exporting to Great Britain
92: Percent of Governor’s Legislative Proposals Passed by General Assembly in 2011
100: Jobs Created in Pulaski County when Phoenix Packaging Operations Chose Virginia over Three Other States for Expansion of Operations
130: Toys Collected by McDonnell Administration for Toys for Tots
200: Virginia Army National Guard Soldiers Governor McDonnell Welcomed Home from Active Duty in Iraq on December 10th
324: Acres of Fort Monroe Designed as a National Park Unit
335: Jobs Created in City of Galax when Albany Industries, Inc. Establishes Operations
400: Number of Virginians that worked on Steven Spielberg’s “LINCOLN”
539: Jobs Created in Henry County when ICF International Opens Operations
800: Jobs Created in Isle of Wight County when Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Inc. Establishes Production and Distribution Facility
1,350: Jobs Created in Chesterfield County and Dinwiddie County when Amazon.com Opens Fulfillment Centers
2015: Year the City of Richmond will Host the World Road Cycling Championships Bringing Estimated 500,00 Spectators and $135 Million to Virginia
8,000: Jobs that will be Supported During Construction Period of I-95 High Occupancy Vehicle/High Occupancy Toll (HOV/HOT) Lanes Project
52,357: Acres of Land Conserved this Year Under the McDonnell Administration
100,000: Additional Higher Education Degrees to be Awarded Over Next 15 Years in the Commonwealth due to Governor McDonnell’s “Preparing for the Top Jobs of the 21st Century: The Virginia Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2011”
462,112: Cases of Wine Sold by Virginia Wineries in FY 2011
$35 million: Estimated Economic Impact of Filming of Steven Spielberg’s “LINCOLN” in Virginia
242,506,000: Pounds of Soybeans Exported From Virginia to China
$321 million: Amount of Record Breaking Tourism Spending by Overseas Travelers in Virginia
$544.8 million: Amount of FY 2011 Budget Surplus
$2 billion: Transportation Construction and Maintenance Contracts Advertised in Virginia Resulting in 111 Projects Completed, 625 Projects in Preliminary Engineering, and 290 projects in Pipeline for Construction
$4 Billion: In New Funding for Transportation in Virginia Over the Next Three Years – Largest Investment in a Generation
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