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Top 10 sectors by investment

Industry Investment
(millions)
Electric power generation, transmission and distribution $1,489.50
Data processing, hosting and related services 974.42
Beverage manufacturing 309.74
Management of companies and enterprises 298.75
Pharmaceutical and medicine manufacturing 193.00
Plastics product manufacturing 129.92
Warehousing and storage 106.25
Motor vehicle parts manufacturing 94.24
Basic chemical manufacturing 78.34
Depository credit intermediation 75.50

Top 10 sectors by employment

Industry New jobs
Computer systems design and related services 4,128
Management; scientific and technical consulting services 3,475
Business support services 1,735
Data processing; hosting and related services 1,383
Insurance carriers 1,188
Management of companies and enterprises 1,185
Ship and boat building 1,000
Specialized freight trucking 751
Software publishers 751
Activities related to real estate 732

Source: Virginia Economic Development Partnership, 2016 


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