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Virginia Named Number 1 State For Business

CNBC, a world leader in business news, recently named Virginia as America’s “Top State for Business” in 2021.

Governor Ralph Northam made the announcement in a live broadcast on July 13.  The honor is based on a study of 85 distinct metrics in ten categories. Virginia’s ranking was based on its education system, workforce, and commitment to equity and inclusion.

“Virginia continues to be the best place to do business because of our world-class education institutions, talented workforce, and shared commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion,” said Governor Northam in a release. “I am proud of what this coveted recognition says about the policies we have put in place and how they are driving growth and innovation across our commonwealth. Our success is a blueprint for creating a vibrant economic climate in the post-pandemic world—and proves that when you lift everyone up, when you treat people right, and when you celebrate diversity, it’s also good for business.”

Virginia also took top honors in 2007, 2009, 2011, and 2019. Virginia has now surpassed Texas for the most years as the top state for business since CNBC debuted its ranking in 2007.

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