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McAuliffe Visits Blue Ridge Community College

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Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe visits Blue Ridge Community College's advanced manufacturing center. Gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe visits Blue Ridge Community College's advanced manufacturing center.

The democrat who wants to be Virginia's next governor says community colleges can be money-makers. Terry McAuliffe is touring all 23 of Virginia's community colleges.

Wednesday he visited Blue Ridge Community College, where he got a look inside the school's advanced manufacturing center.

A coalition of valley industries helped BRCC design the facility, so it's tailored to the needs of actual employers. McAuliffe says that's money well spent.

"I always view education as not an expense, but an investment. And if I'm investing dollars, and I have a multiplier and I'm creating jobs and I'm making money, which allows me to plow more money back into the system. That's what I should be doing as governor," said McAuliffe.

Officials at the college in Weyers Cave said additional funding would boost staffing levels, which would help make local industry more productive.

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