Virginia is 4th in CNBC’s state business ranking

Virginia rose in CNBC’s 2018 list of top states for business, coming in at No. 4.

“This upgraded ranking affirms our move to make 21st century workforce development a cabinet-level priority and our bipartisan agreement to streamline regulatory requirements,” Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam said in a statement. Virginia also scored high on the index in workforce (No. 3), education (No. 6) and business friendliness (No. 5).


Maryland wasn’t ranked as high as Virginia for business by CNBC, but did score high on workforce (No. 6) and technology and innovation (No. 10).


D.C. was not ranked with the states.

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