Virginia named top state for business
Move over, Texas.
Virginia was named the most pro-business state in America, according to the Pollina Corporate 2010 rankings released today.
Last month, CNBC announced that Virginia had slipped to second place in a similar ranking, falling behind Texas. But Texas didn't even make Pollina's top 10.
Pollina's study involves 31 factors, including taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, workers compensation laws, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts.
It is the fourth time Virginia has held the top spot. Utah was ranked second, followed by Wyoming, South Carolina and North Carolina.
"Pollina has pointed out what we've known here in Virginia for a long time -- that we are the best state in America for business,'' McDonnell said in a statement. "That's no small feat in such a tough economy. Pollina clearly recognized the pro-business atmosphere and first-class educational system we have built here in Virginia. And that work is ongoing."
August 5, 2010; 1:29 PM ET
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