BUSINESS APPRECIATION WEEK

May 16 – 22, 2010

 

WHEREAS,    Governor Robert F. McDonnell has recognized May 16-22, 2010 as BUSINESS APPRECIATION WEEK in the COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA, and called this observance to the attention of all citizens; and

 

WHEREAS,    Virginia and its localities recognize that jobs and investment follow private businesses that seize opportunities to enhance economic activity, develop new products, and invest in equipment that improves productivity; and

 

WHEREAS,    economic vitality is a stated goal of Albemarle County’s Strategic Plan and an important component of our Comprehensive Plan; and

 

WHEREAS,    the citizens of Albemarle County benefit from jobs and investment that our business community provides; and

 

WHEREAS,    our business partners make a positive and lasting impact with their civic involvement, financial support of local charities and non-profit organizations, and sharing of resources; and

 

WHEREAS,    Albemarle County applauds the success of local businesses that provide economic opportunity while supporting the County’s goals and values of sustainability, environmental protection and an attractive, vibrant, and livable community; and

 

WHEREAS,    over the last three years the Virginia Department of Business Assistance’s  Jobs Investment Program has assisted seven Albemarle County businesses that anticipate creating or retraining 260 jobs and adding over $13,745,000 in capital investment , thereby providing significant support in the critical area of job creation and economic vitality;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that, we, the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors, do hereby recognize

 

May 16-22, 2010 as BUSINESS APPRECIATION WEEK

 

in the County of Albemarle, and express our appreciation to our local and state business partners for their valuable contributions to our community.

 

Signed and sealed this 12th day of May, 2010.

 

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