Bolling Heading to Chase City
Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling was at Newport News/Williamsburg Air Port yesterday for the groundbreaking at Orion Air’s Operations Center. The project, a combination of aircraft hangar and office, will keep 57 jobs local and add 51 new ones. Tomorrow Bolling heads to southside.
He’ll be at the privately-funded Estes Community Center in Chase City.
Bolling: That's designed to provide workforce training and development and other educational opportunities to people in the Mecklenburg County area.
The Center, Bolling noted, has a record of success.
Bolling: They've been able to work with local business and industry to help retrain more than 700 individuals.
The Estes Community Center, he said, is doing something right.
Bolling: And we want to see whether or not this may be a program that we can help replicate in other parts of our state.
Jobs, the Lt. Governor added, are being created in Virginia. For example, in the last six months:
Bolling: We've closed 102 economic development deals; those deals have resulted in almost 7000 new jobs and over one billion dollars in capital investment; as a result of that, Virginia now has the third-highest job creation rate in the nation.
John Ogle, WCVE News