Virginia — Only State Ranked in Top Five Since the Inception of Pollina’s Pro-Business Study

Virginia has again received a top billing in the Pollina Corporate Real Estate/AEDI Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2015.


For the third straight year, the Commonwealth ranked No. 4 in the nation and was the top state on the East Coast.


Virginia has been named a top-five state since the inception of this comprehensive review of 32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, regulatory environment, workers’ compensation laws, economic incentive programs, and state economic development efforts.


Virginia received an overall grade of A, as it has for the last five years. The Commonwealth was the No. 1 state in the Stage II section, which is based on metrics at the state economic development agency level, such as incentives and marketing/website/response to new and existing employers.


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