Virginia business climate receives another accolade

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Virginia has again been named the country’s No. 1 pro-business state.

Pollina Corporate Real Estate, a U.S. corporate relocation company, put Virginia in the top spot in its annual list of the top pro-business states.

Virginia ranked third on the list last year, but was No. 1 in 2003 and 2007. Between 2004 and 2006 it ranked second.

States were evaluated on 33 factors, including taxes, right-to-work laws, energy costs, economic incentives programs and state economic development efforts.

The other states in the top five spots are: Utah, North Carolina, Wyoming and South Carolina.

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