10 Best States for Business 2012: Slideshow

No 6: Virginia

No. 6

Virginia is the 6th Best State for Business 2012

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Development Trend Indicator—Positive
Has focused on entrepreneur-friendliness and leveraging higher-ed advantages.
CEO Comments
“California is a mess. Virginia is tops for governance and attractiveness to business. Colorado is great for living and governance. Only problem is not on a coast.”

“Texas is extremely business friendly. Virginia is also excellent for business. Between the two they provide excellent options to relocate a business and grow the business.”

“It’s not only low taxes; it’s a bi-partisan environment that views business as positive and works to address issues. Virginia is terrific at this.”

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