Find Your Competitive Advantage in 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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Educated And Available 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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Advanced Transportation Infrastructure

Our Mid-Atlantic location provides easy domestic and international access, supported by a modern transportation infrastructure. Here, you can take advantage of major highways, local and international airports, seaports and rail lines.

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R&D Facilities

Virginia is home to many internationally recognized R&D facilities—giving your businesses direct access to leading minds and cutting-edge technology. Nearly 20,000 doctoral scientists and engineers are employed here—one of the highest concentrations in the nation.

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Invest in Virginia
and we’ll invest in you

With its unique combination of assets, Virginia has attracted 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 300 miles 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
  • 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 that responds to your business’ needs.

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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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