Forbes.com has named Virginia Americaâ€™s â€śBest State for Business.â€ťÂ The Commonwealth reclaims the title after being awarded the No. 2 ranking from 2010-2012. North Dakota was ranked second by Forbes.com, followed by Utah, North Carolina, and Colorado. Nebraska, Texas, Minnesota, Washington and Georgia rounded out the top 10 list. Virginia placed first in regulatory environment; second in labor supply; fourth in quality of life; fifth in economic climate; 17th in growth prospects; and 22nd in business costs.
Virginia Tops Best States For Business List