Virginia continues to experience robust job growth and capital investment. Virginia’s targeted business sectors are diverse. Whether you’re manufacturing communication satellites, processing ready-to-bake cookie dough, or warehousing and distributing products globally, Virginia’s unique combination of resources provide a strong foundation for your success.
Virginia is leader in advanced manufacturing and home to more than 6,000 manufacturing companies, which employ over 69,000 people.
- Energy: Virginia is home to 385 Energy companies. The top sectors for the Energy Industry are Conventional Fuel Mining and Processing, Conventional Utilities and Renewable Energy Equipment and Power.
- Information Technology: With more than 280,000 high-technology jobs in Virginia in 2010, Virginia has the highest percentage of technology workers in the country and ranks 4th in total high-technology employment as reported in Cyberstates 2011.
- Bioscience: Increasingly, leading pharmaceutical, medical device and biotechnology firms are choosing Virginia. Here you'll find dynamic research universities, renowned research institutes, as well as major manufacturers.
- Global Logistics:
Today's leading distributors are taking increasing advantage of Virginia's proximity to Eastern U.S. and Midwest markets.
- Corporate Headquarters: Virginia's pro-business climate, global access and talented workforce combine
to make the ideal location for corporate headquarters. Virginia is home
to more than 70 headquarters with annual sales of more than $500 million.