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December 10, 2021

CNBC Names Virginia Top State for Business

Virginia has once again been named America’s Top State for Business, which is even more of an honor given the upheaval and uncertainty of the past couple of years. It is Virginia’s fifth win, more than any other state, since the study began in 2007. And having won the top spot in 2019, Virginia is the first state to top the list for two years in a row (CNBC did not publish rankings in 2020 due to the pandemic). Journalist Scott Cohn says, “Virginia pulls off the repeat performance despite a vastly altered competitive landscape, a testament to the resilience of the state’s business climate.”

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