As Virginia voters head to the polls, the commonwealth’s Chamber of Commerce CEO says business leaders are looking for candidates who will invest in the nation’s infrastructure and defense industry “without a lot of over-regulation.”
“Virginia business owners are interested in a very stable national business climate. They’re interested in one where they understand the rules for business. They are interested in investments in infrastructure for the Commonwealth,” said Barry DuVal, Virginia Chamber of Commerce CEO.
Virginia’s economy is tied to the federal government more than most other states. The region is filled with federal employees, contractors and others whose jobs are connected to the workings of Washington.
“Virginia consistently ranks in the top five in terms of per capita federal spending,” said Bob McNab, an economics professor at Old Dominion University. McNab analyzed the Virginia economy in the 2019 State of the Commonwealth report.
“Virginia has a somewhat symbiotic