PRESS RELEASE: Virginia Chamber Statement on Virginia’s Recognition as “Best Business Climate” by Business Facilities
July 27th, 2021

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Nicole Bunce

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA – Barry DuVal, President and CEO of the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, issued the following statement regarding Virginia’s recognition as “Best Business Climate” by Business Facilities. The Business Facilities 17th Annual State Ranking Report, released today, is available at

“Virginia’s recognition as Business Facilities’ Best Business Climate is a testament to our world-class talent initiatives and strong economy. Virginia has advanced strategies to support our tech ecosystem and foster a strong tech talent pipeline. We are proud of this recognition and look forward to working with policymakers to support continued economic growth and ensure Virginia remains recognized as the top state for business.”

In addition to the recognition as the ”Best Business Climate”, Virginia also received the top recognition in the Tech Talent and Cybersecurity categories. Virginia also ranked among the top ten states in the Customized Training, Offshore Wind Power, Most Educated, and Highest Average Income categories.