Virginia gets high marks for having an educated, available workforce and for becoming a leader in business friendliness, with the passage earlier this year of a regulatory reform bill which sets a goal of reducing regulations by 25 percent in the next three years.
Forbes 2017 list of “Best States for Business” ranks Virginia No. 5 this year, up from No. 6 last year. It’s also No. 2 for its regulatory climate.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.