For the second year in a row, Forbes.com has named Virginia the Best State for Business.
The state finished in the top 10 in four of the six main categories we examined…Virginia’s top attributes include an incentive environment that is the fourth-best in the country
Governor Tim Kaine had this to say:
“To receive this honor for a second consecutive year underscores Virginia’s commitment to creating and maintaining a positive economic climate, and it validates the decision our business partners have made to locate here,” Governor Kaine said. “It’s great to be designated the best in the nation, but its even more rewarding to know that Virginia will keep the No. 1 title for yet another year.”
Democratic Caucus Chairman Brian Moran said:
“Today is a great day for Virginia as we are once again named the Best State to do business in America. This recognition is a testament to the results-oriented leadership of Governor Kaine and Governor Warner before him. Two successive Democratic Governors have made Virginia the best state for businesses to bring good, high-paying jobs.
This recent pro-business rating coupled with our recognition as the Best Managed State in the nation, and the best state for a child’s lifetime success, clearly demonstrate that Democratic leadership has made Virginia one of the most prosperous states in the country to raise a family. I’m exceedingly proud to have worked alongside Governor Warner and Governor Kaine to again make Virginia a national leader.”