Virginia Ranked One Of Three 2021 States of the Year

Published January 20, 2022

Business Facilities, a leading full-service media brand specializing in the site selection marketplace, has just announced Virginia as one of the winners of the Business Facilities’ 2021 States of the Year awards.

According to the site, “Virginia was named the state (commonwealth) with the Overall Best Business Climate, Tennessee was named the state with the Best Dealmaking, and Massachusetts was named the state (commonwealth) with the Best Workforce/Educational System. The three jurisdictions, as well as honorable mentions in all three categories, will be highlighted in the January/February issue of Business Facilities.”

As Arlington Economic Development noted, Virginia’s excellent workforce development programs are one of the reasons that Virginia came out on top.

Business Facilities states, “With a workforce in excess of 4.1 million people, Virginia has an unemployment rate of just 3.6%, the 10th lowest in the country. The commonwealth also runs a number of highly-successful workforce programs, including the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program, a customizable job-specific training and recruitment initiative; and Fast Forward Virginia, a short-term credential program to train Virginians for top, in-demand jobs across the commonwealth. Virginia also operates workforce development programs and workforce connection programs to assist employers in finding qualified workers and to assist workers in finding suitable jobs…”

You can read the full report at

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