The Virginia Chamber of Commerce delivered their Blueprint Virginia 2025 plan – a plan that outlines recommendations for the future of Virginia’s businesses and economy through 2025.
Check out our earlier coverage of the plan here.
According to a release, the plan took a year to create, and included input from more than 6,000 Virginia businesses.
“We are pleased to present Blueprint Virginia 2025 to Gov.-Elect Northam as the business community’s unified voice and plan to get Virginia back to the top state for business. This document is the result of a collaborative process, which brought diverse, bipartisan stakeholder groups together from across the commonwealth to identify and present solutions for our state’s most pressing challenges,” stated Virginia Chamber CEO Barry DuVal in a release.
Virginia’s drop in the national business rankings has slipped in the past few years.
“A chamber survey showed that maintaining a skilled workforce remained businesses’ No. 1 concern. The survey also showed that business owners support comprehensive tax reform, including in manufacturing, where Virginia ranks poorly for its tax climate for manufacturers,” stated a release.
The plan states that the key priorities for Virginia are building a talent supply pipeline, focusing on the business climate, and encouraging prosperity for all regions, as well as investing in infrastructure assets, spurring innovation and entrepreneurship, and providing reliable data for decision making.
To read the full plan, click here.
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