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Gov. McAuliffe announces $6.7 million investment in Campbell Co.

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CAMPBELL Co., Va. (WSET) -- Governor Terry McAuliffe announced Saturday that Graham Packaging, a global leader in plastic packaging solutions, will invest $6.7 million to expand its manufacturing operation in Campbell County.

The state of Virginia competed against Delaware and New Jersey for the project which will create eight new jobs and 37 current employees will be retained to operate the next technology.

"When companies, like Graham Packaging, reinvest in their operations and retrain employees on new technology, it is evidence of this critical resurgence. We thank Graham Packaging for creating and maintaining quality jobs of the 21st century, and celebrate another success in our efforts to build the new Virginia economy," McAuliffe said.

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) will support Graham Packaging’s new job creation and job retraining through its Virginia Jobs Investment Program (VJIP), which provides consultative services and funding to companies creating new jobs or experiencing technological change to support employee training activities.

“For the last four years, I have been committed to diversifying and building the new Virginia economy, and I’m proud to keep that commitment as I finish my last day in office,” said Governor McAuliffe.

According to the Office of the Governor, this is the final economic development announcement of the McAuliffe Administration.

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