Virginia Named #1 Top State for Business (Again)

Recently, Governor Ralph Northam proudly announced that CNBC, a world leader in business news, has declared the state of Virginia as America’s Top State for Business in 2021. The Governor joined CNBC at the Port of Virginia for a live broadcast where the winner was revealed, following an extensive study of 85 distinct metrics across ten competitiveness categories. Most notably, CNBC’s scorecard highlighted the Commonwealth’s 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. 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.” – Governor Ralph Northam

Click here to view the full press release!

Click here to watch Governor Northam’s interview with CNBC’s Scott Cohn!