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Virginia named America’s “Best State for Business”in 2013 by Forbes.com. Virginia took first place for four years in a row, from 2006 to 2009, and ranked 2nd in 2012, 2011 and 2010.
Richmond named one of "10 Up And Coming Cities for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes.com, September 2013.
Ranked No. 1 among large cities for financial activities jobs, by New Geography, May 2013.
Ranked 25th Best City for Job Growth among large sized cities by New Geography, May 2013.
One of the 10 Best Cities for Finding Employment, by Forbes.com, April 2013.
One of the Top Cities for Business Growth among 100 metro areas, rated by the Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch.com, April 2013.
Ranked one of the Top 10 Mid-Sized American Cities of the Future in Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Magazine’s North American Cities of the Future 2013/14, April 2013.
Richmond was named the 5th Best City for Jobs by Forbes.com, March 2013.
Richmond ranked in the top 10 metro areas for the fastest-growing wages paid to workers in professional, technical, and scientific services in a study by New Geography, February 2013.
Virginia was awarded a Silver Shovel in the 5+ to 10 million population category by Area Development magazine in 2013. The award recognizes states' innovative economic development policies that attracted new employers in 2012, as well as catalyzing investments in facility and operating expansions by existing local businesses, driving significant in-state job growth.
Hanover County ranked as the nation’s 10th Best Place to Get Ahead, based on employment and income growth, by Forbes.com, February 2, 2010.
Richmond-based Astyra Corp. is one of the nation's fastest-growing inner-city small companies in new ranking of 2012 Inner City 100.
Virginia ranked second among Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2012 by Pollina Corporate Real Estate. Virginia has held one of the top three places in the last nine years and was the only state in the South to break the top 10 in 2012.
Virginia has the 4th best business climate in the nation, according to Site Selection Magazine.
Virginia named Top State in Which to Make a Living, by MoneyRates.com, March 20, 2012.
One of the nation's 50 best places for business and careers by Forbes.com, June 29, 2011.
Richmond ranked in the top 10 of the 50 Best Cities for Working Mothers by Forbes.com, October 2012.
Ranked one of the 20 Happiest Cities for Young Professionals in America by Forbes.com, September 8, 2011.
The Richmond region is the third-best metropolitan area in the country for military retirees to launch a second career, by the USAA financial services firm and Military.com, November 9, 2011.
One of the 10 best U.S. cities to live, work and make movies, according to MovieMaker, Winter 2011.
Richmond is rated among top Best Cities for Business by Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch.com, December 2011. Company score measures the concentration of businesses within an area according to several gauges. Economic score looks unemployment, job growth, population growth, personal income and local economic output.
Ranked 2nd among the top 10 Fastest Growing Cities for Technology Jobs in the Dice Report, March 2012.
Ranked as the 3rd Best Large City in the Country for Job Creation, according to Gallup, March 29, 2012.
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