Virginia Named “2018 State Of The Year" Written 20 February 2019

Business Facilities reports that it has named Virginia as its “2018 State of the Year.” While announcing Virginia as the recipient of the award, BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers said, “Virginia snared more than $5.5 billion in capital investment for its top two projects, and its top five job-creation efforts netted nearly 28,000 new jobs in a diverse and well-executed growth strategy that has made VA a high-tech force to be reckoned with.” Virginia also placed a “winning bid for a spot in the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) Integration Pilot Program,” and, in regard to that, Sen. Mark Warner (D) said, “I congratulate the team for winning this slot, and thank Secretary Chao (U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao) and the FAA for giving us the opportunity to continue Virginia’s leadership in this field.” 
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