Sep 26, 2013
Forbes ranks Virginia #1 for business
26 Sep 2013
Posted by Andrew Kantor
With all the prep for the Real Show, I’ve been letting the updates slip. Time to catch up.
The big news is that Forbes has ranked Virginia the number-one state for business. We had been #2 since 2009.
This contrasts (or contradicts) the CNBC ranking from earlier this year that had us slip to #5.
Here’s part of what Forbes had to say:
Virginia ranks first among the states in the regulatory category because of its business-friendly government policies and strong incentive offerings. The tort system is one of the best in the country for businesses [...]Virginia is also one of 24 right-to-work states, which explains why only 4.4% of its workers are in unions – fifth lowest in the U.S.