Monday, August 22, 2011

Virginia Named America's "Top State for Business" by CNBC

CNBC announced that Virginia has been named America's "Top State for Business" in 2011. Virginia received the highest point total in the history of CNBC's rankings, finishing in the top-half of every category ranked. To learn more, please click here.

Virginia Named Top Pro-Business State in National Study

Pollina Corporate Real Estate annual study picks Virginia as a "model" for pro-business states with the Commonwealth, winning by the largest margin in the history of the study. The study, considered the most comprehensive, unbiased and unvarnished by the economic development industry, is the "Gold Standard" for evaluating and ranking states based on 32 factors. To learn more, please click here.

To review the full study, please click here.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Solar Firm Moves from Incubator to Richmond

Eastlight Renewable Ventures, a solar-energy development firm, has graduated from the Dominion Resources GreenTech Incubator in Ashland and moved into a new headquarters in downtown Richmond. To learn more, please click here for the full Richmond Times Dispatch article.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Bloomberg Businessweek Names Richmond a Most Fun and Affordable City

A recent Bloomberg Businessweek online article highlights Richmond as a top city for fun and affordability. A new report from Better Homes & Gardens Real Estate, with real estate data company Onboard Informatics, evaluated over 6,000 zip codes where the mediam home price is within 20 percent of the state's median home price and then selected the 25 areas with the greatest number of bars and restaurants. Click here for more information.