Leading companies are attracted to Virginia’s combination of diverse, skilled talent, renowned education system, sophisticated infrastructure, and exceptional quality of life, and we are committed to enhancing the Commonwealth’s competitiveness for economic development opportunities.

— Jason El Koubi, President & CEO,
Virginia Economic Development Partnership


By 2025, the Port of Virginia will have invested $1.5 billion in modernization and expansion projects, making it the deepest, widest ship channel on the East Coast. (Photo: Virginia International Gateway – Port of Virginia)

Virginia, Top Projects, Capital Investment, Population, Cities, GDP, Blue Star, CoStar, LEGO, Amazon, Peraton

Virginia, Targeted Growth Sectors, Headquarters, Unmanned Systems, Agriculture



Fairfax Virginia

Fairfax County, Virginia boasts a thriving, inclusive business community of innovators and leaders in a wide range of sectors. How can we help you start, expand or relocate your business in Fairfax County? Contact us —and let’s build the future together.


Gloucester Virginia

Gloucester County is strategically located in the northern portion of Virginia’s Hampton Roads. We offer a low cost of doing business, desirable quality of life, skilled labor force and affordable housing. Our industries have traditionally been associated with the abundant natural resources found in the area and increased diversification in manufacturing activities.


VEDP Virginia

Virginia continues to raise the bar when it comes to talent development. Programs such as the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program and the Tech Talent Investment Program make sure Virginians are prepared for the jobs of today and the future.



#1 Customized Workforce Training2023 State Rankings
#1 Cybersecurity2023 State Rankings
#2 Tech Talent Pipeline2023 State Rankings
#3 Best Business Climate2023 State Rankings
Top 10 Broadband Access2023 State Rankings
#1 Best Business Climate (Mid-Sized): Arlington2023 Metro Rankings
#2 Top Performing Container Ports: Port of Virginia2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Corporate Headquarters: Arlington, Alexandria, Richmond2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Logistics Leaders: Hampton Roads 2023 Metro Rankings
Top 10 Millennial Magnets: Virginia Beach, Richmond2023 Metro Rankings

From the July / August 2023 issue of Business Facilities


Military & Defense Locations

Military & Defense Locations: A New Type Of Mission

Economic development leaders share insights on what makes the military and defense industries a boon for communities nationwide.
Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Plans $200M Investment In Waynesboro, VA

Northrop Grumman will invest more than $200 million in Virginia to establish an advanced electronics manufacturing and testing site.
Newport News

Newport News Shipbuilding Brings Dozens Of Jobs to Norfolk, VA

Newport News Shipbuilding’s additional campus in Norfolk, Virginia, is bringing dozens of jobs to the area, according to the city’s mayor.
Veterans in Business

Which States Are Best For Veterans To Succeed In Business?

Just in time for Veterans Day, find out how each state ranked on Lendio's study of the best states for veterans to succeed in business.
U.S. Tech Hubs

EDA Announces 31 Tech Hubs Across U.S. 

New Tech Hubs program will drive regional innovation and job creation by strengthening a region’s capacity to manufacture, commercialize, and deploy technology.

Virginia: Keeping Pace With Business

A transportation network and workforce programs support continued growth across the commonwealth of Virginia.

Family-Owned Parkland Direct, Artesian Bottling Bring 55 Jobs To Virginia

Virginia will gain more than 50 jobs as a result of two family-owned companies expanding their operations.
Caren Merrick

Why Virginia? A Q&A With Secretary Caren Merrick

Caren Merrick, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, shares how the commonwealth's strategic ecosystems and strong talent pipeline offer opportunity to companies across many industries.
Wells Fargo Virginia

Wells Fargo Invests $87M, Amazon Creates 1,000+ Jobs In Virginia

Wells Fargo will expand its Customer Support Center in Roanoke County; Amazon will establish a robotics fulfillment center and “last mile” delivery station in Virginia Beach.