Obama administration announces plans to accelerate offshore wind energy development
February 07, 2011 5:06 PM
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar and U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu were in Norfolk Monday to announce plans to accelerate offshore wind energy development in the U.S.
Commercial real estate roundup, 2/7/11
February 07, 2011 5:30 AM
One of the country’s premiere commercial real estate research companies stands to make millions on a quick resale of its headquarters. This and other real estate news from around the state:
McDonnell ups budget forecast by $152 million
February 04, 2011 3:48 PM
Gov. Bob McDonnell has increased revenues for the current biennial budget by $152 million as more small businesses hired employees.
Study shows transportation projects would grow economy
February 03, 2011 5:32 PM
Research conducted by a George Mason University professor shows that if 16 infrastructure mega-projects being considered by the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) were in operation last year, they would have added $4.1 billion to Virginia’s economy and supported 56,798 additional jobs.
Norfolk Southern helps 67 businesses establish new facilities along its lines last year
February 03, 2011 4:49 PM
Norfolk Southern Corp. helped with the location of 67 new facilities and 28 expansions along its rail lines in 2010.
Most employers expect fewer or no layoffs this year
February 03, 2011 6:41 AM
Most U.S. employers expect fewer or no layoffs in 2011, according to a survey by Right Management.
Dominion proposes pilot program for electric vehicles
February 01, 2011 3:36 PM
Dominion Virginia Power has proposed a program that offers reduced rates for the off-peak charging of electric vehicles. The voluntary pilot program would charge customers less for overnight charging and higher rates during peak times.
Fairfax continues to attract investment
February 01, 2011 3:22 PM
The Fairfax County Economic Development Authority (FCEDA) last year helped 154 companies decide to locate or expand in the county. The companies will create a total of 6,459 jobs.