Virginia now #4 state for business

Virginia was ranked as the fourth best state in the country for businesses, behind Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.

The rankings, published annually by Site Selection magazine, are based on a variety of business-friendly criteria such as less OSHA and EPA regulation, fewer unions, lower corporate tax rates, and a quality available work force, based in part on a survey of corporate real estate execs — the folks who decide where a company should build or relocate facilities. (In just the survey of those real estate execs, we ranked #5, tied with Tennessee.)

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About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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