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Tarter, Shields Meet McAuliffe in Richmond

Virginia Governor Terry McAullife (holding shirt) with (left to right) Falls Church Mayor David Tarter, F.C. Economic Director Rich Goff and City Manager Wyatt Shields. (Photo: City of Falls Church)
Virginia Governor Terry McAullife (holding shirt) with (left to right) Falls Church Mayor David Tarter, F.C. Economic Director Rich Goff and City Manager Wyatt Shields. (Photo: City of Falls Church)

Mayor David Tarter, City Manager Wyatt Shields, and Economic Development Director Rick Goff met with Governor Terry McAuliffe at the Executive Mansion in Richmond last week. They were invited to participate in discussions focused on economic development along with representatives from other Northern Virginia cities and counties Topics discussed with the Governor included the impact of federal budget sequestration, regional transportation issues, Inova Health System’s acquisition of the Exxon Mobil Corp. headquarters in Merrifield, and ways to work together to expand our region’s tax base and create new jobs.

City of Falls Church officials shared information about development opportunities in the City with the governor and other state officials, including the CEO of the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Martin Briley.”The City Council and staff are working every day to strengthen the City’s business climate and economy,” Mayor Tarter said, according to a City press release. “The Governor has made economic development a top priority for his administration, and this meeting will provide new opportunities for the City to cooperate with our state and regional partners.”