Virginia is the top state for business 2019, according to CNBC.

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Cornerstone Business Group Inc 0225086119

According to a new CNBC study, Virginia is the top place for business in 2019, and Northern Virginia is just the place to plant your company. This the fourth time in 13 years that Virginia has been named to the top spot, and why not?

Amazon decided to place its second headquarters in Northern Virginia, Proctor and Gamble John Handley High School - Winchester, VAjust built a huge manufacturing plant at the Virginia - West Virginia border, the FBI just built a new facility in Winchester, VA and the list goes on and on. The network of highways, inland ports and access to rail and waterways make Virginia a jewel for businesses. 

The CNBC study states that Virginia offers "the best workforce in the country." The study also revealed that nearly 38% of the population has at least a bachelor's degree, placing the state in the top ten most educated states in the country. The education levels of average Virginians are critical for the Tech Corridor in Loudoun County. "Virginia has the nation’s fourth highest concentration of crucial science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) employees, making up 9% of the workforce in 2018 (CNBC)."

As a proud Virginian, I could have told you this without a study, but I am a biased business owner. Virginia offers both metropolitan, suburban and rural living opportunities. In the northern part of the state, Winchester, VA has been cited multiple times in the past decade as a great place to start a business and to retire. No matter what brings you to Virginia, we're glad you're here. Virginia is open for business. 


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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Good Morning Mike and thanks for the information about Virginia standing.  Brings more jobs to your area and more real estate you can sell!


Jul 10, 2019 07:22 AM #1
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
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Good morning Mike Cooper, GRI -  sounds like a combination of all factors have presented themselves in Virginia.

Jul 10, 2019 07:54 AM #2
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hello Mike... I saw that report and read it, especially as North Carolina came in third place after Virginia and Texas. Congratulations to Virginia.

Jul 10, 2019 10:46 AM #3
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce

Have not read the report or know how Wisconsin ranks...I know there is a lot of employment opportunities in many areas....welcome to all those who take advantage of them.

Jul 10, 2019 04:48 PM #4
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I haven't read the report, but can understand why you would be proud to be from Viriginia!

Jul 10, 2019 07:28 PM #5
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
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Morning Mike.

I bet you are proud to call Virginia home.  Sounds like you're going to be busy

Jul 11, 2019 01:16 AM #6
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives


Buyers and Sellers in Virginia and those being transferred should know you are a man of your word and highly respected nationwide by your peers in the Real Estate Industry. 

Jul 11, 2019 05:34 AM #7
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