#15 Virginia


5.63 out of 10 in Taxation and Regulation

7.22 out of 10 in Workforce Quality

7.03 out of 10 in Living Environment

Right to Work?


State Profile

The Virginia Commonwealth Transportation Board in 2016 approved a $14.4 billion, six-year transportation improvement program that will fund a variety of highway, bridge and transit projects. The plan will also finance the first projects approved under the state’s new SMART SCALE project prioritization and ranking program, which scores potential projects based on a variety of criteria in an effort to determine which will offer the greatest return on investment for taxpayers.

Key Industries

Aerospace, Automotive, Biotech, Corporate HQ, Cybersecurity, Energy, Food Processing, I.T., Logistics, Plastics, Processing

Key Companies

Advance Auto Parts
Altria Group
AMF Bowling Worldwide
BearingPoint
CapitalOne Financial
CareerBuilder
Freddie Mac
General Dynamics

Key Contacts

Economic Development Partnership

Stephen Moret, President & CEO
901 East Cary Street, Suite 900
Richmond, VA 23219-4089
(804) 545-5612
moret@yesvirginia.org
http://www.yesvirginia.org/

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