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McDonnell's job commission finishes interim report

Anita Kumar

Gov. Bob McDonnell's jobs commission made 115 interim recommendations today when it met for its second time at J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College in Richmond.

Recommendations include the creation of a tourism development fund to provide gap financing for locally endorsed and supported tourism projects; the development of think tanks with academic institutions that carry on the economic strategies and target sectors at the state level; and the communication of regulatory and legislative changes to small businesses and entrepreneurs that affect their businesses. The full list can be found here.

Commission "recommendations are very important to helping us decide what additional improvements and investments we need to make in our current economic development programs to make certain that we do everything we can to get Virginia's economy moving again," said Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling, the state's chief jobs creation officer, who co-chairs the commission.

McDonnell, who was just back from a week-long trade mission to Europe, addressed the commission. It will send its final recommendations to McDonnell by Oct. 16.

(Photo Courtesy of Michaele White, Governor's Photographer)

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By Anita Kumar  |  July 26, 2010; 4:50 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Bill Bolling , Robert F. McDonnell  
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