A new report from the United States Chamber of Commerce, “Enterprising States: Creating Jobs, Economic Development, and Prosperity in Challenging Times” places Virginia in the top ten in numerous categories related to states job creation and economic development policies and environments.
The report ranks Virginia:
#1- Cost-of-Living Adjusted Median Family Income
#2- Top Overall Growth Performers
#6- Best Tax and Regulation Climates for Business
#10- Entrepreneurship and Innovation
The Chamber report notes that, “Commonly viewed as one of the most enterprise friendly states, Virginia has worked hard to develop new and emerging industries and is the home base for many university, private, and government research and development facilities. Virginia’s success is a testament to the state’s long term planning and management of money, people, infrastructure, and information.”