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


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.
Manufacturing Success

Watch Now: Learn How To Achieve Long-Term Manufacturing Success

View this free video webinar and learn about factors affecting production facilities in the U.S., trends in the marketplace, and challenges facing manufacturing.
Hampton Roads

Manufacturing Projects Bring 80 Jobs To Hampton Roads Region

Hermes Abrasives will now invest more than $5 million to expand its Hampton Roads facility, creating 30 jobs in the process.

Amazon Web Services, Press Glass Plan Billions In Capital Investment For Virginia

Amazon Web Services plans an $11 billion investment in Virginia to establish two data center campuses in the Technology Overlay District.
Arizona corporate headquarters

Headquarters Locations: Building A Strong Corporate Home

There are many critical factors to consider when businesses decide where to locate their corporate headquarters.
2023 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2023 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in the 2023 Metro Rankings Report
19th Annual Rankings Report, 2023 State Rankings

Business Facilities’ 19th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

Business Facilities' 2023 State, Metro, Global Rankings help site selection professionals evaluate locations for corporate expansion.

Manufacturer, Cybersecurity Firm To Invest Over $2.8M In Virginia

Wabtec will create 38 new manufacturing jobs in Salem, while cybersecurity firm Fortreum will create 53 jobs at its new HQ in Loudoun County.

Texas, Virginia, Louisiana Top 19th Annual State Rankings

Business Facilities 2023 State Rankings reveal Business Climate, Workforce Training, Tech Talent leaders. Plus, the electric vehicle industry drives new growth.