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Expanding your business tothe US market?  Come to Virginia.



Virginia’s leaders are committed to maintaining a profit-friendly environment that meets the needs of our business community. Right-to-work and at-will laws are just two of the ways we support free enterprise with business-friendly practices.

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Stable and Low
Operating Costs

Stable and Low
Operating Costs

Virginia boasts competitive, stable operating costs, and a 6% corporate income tax—one of the lowest in the nation — that has not increased since 1972. Our performance-based business incentives demonstrate our willingness to invest in those who invest in the Commonwealth.

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Support from
a Talented Workforce

Support from a
Talented Workforce

Advanced training and diverse skill sets make our workforce one of our greatest assets and one of your greatest advantages. Virginia is among the most educated states in the U.S., with more than 500,000 students enrolled in colleges and universities.

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World-class Transportation

World-class Transportation Infrastructure

Our strategic mid-Atlantic location puts you within easy reach of major business and governmental hubs, with seaports and airports providing global access. Here in Virginia, you’re within a one-day drive of 40% of the U.S. population.

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Invest in the BEST state for business in the U.S.

With its unique combination of assets, Virginia has attracted U.S. enterprise for more than 400 years. Many businesses searched the world over for a specific set of resources that would help ensure their prosperity. Their search ended here. We hope yours will, too.

Virginia provides a pro-business environment, a great atmosphere for development and expansion, and leadership that understands the importance of maintaining a profit-friendly environment.

We invite you to compare Virginia against other states and discover the many opportunities for success here in the Commonwealth.

Virginia at a Glance:

  • Adjacent to Washington, D.C., and within 480 kilometers of New York City
  • Approximately 40% of the U.S. population falls within a one-day drive
  • Transportation infrastructure provides easy access to domestic & global markets through the Port of Virginia and Dulles International Airport
  • 6% corporate income tax rate since 1972
  • Highest concentration of technology workers in the country
  • More than 500,000 students enrolled in Virginia colleges and universities
  • More than 700 internationally owned businesses
  • More than 17,300 high-tech businesses
  • More than 70 firms with annual revenue over $1 billion
  • Headquarters to 32 Fortune 1000 firms
  • An economic development team in the UK and in Virginia that responds to your business’ needs.
  • Firms from the UK operating in Virginia include; Rolls-Royce, BAE Systems, Ferguson Enterprises (Wolseley) and M&H Plastics

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About VEDP

The Virginia Economic Development Partnership (VEDP) was created in 1995 by the Virginia General Assembly to raise the standard of living for all Virginians through aggressive business recruitment, expansion assistance and trade development. We focus on cultivating new business investment, fostering international trade growth and encouraging the expansion of existing Virginia businesses.

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