in Top Business Accolades
America's #1 State for Business!
Virginia grabbed the top spot with the best business climate in the country for the 4th straight year.
Virginia is the only state ranked in the top 20 in each of the 6 broad categories Forbes examined. The state finished in the top 3 in half of those categories (labor supply, regulatory environment, and quality of life).
Virginia received the highest point total in the history of the CNBC rankings. CNBC noted, "With an unprecedented fiscal crisis at the state level, never has it been tougher to stay competitive. But Virginia met the challenge on every level, achieving the highest point total in the history of our study, and finishing in the top half of every category."
Virginia was also ranked the Best State for Business in 2009 and 2007, and #2 in 2008.
Pollina Corporate Real Estate is a top U.S. corporate site relocation expert.
Pollina evaluates and ranks states based on 33 factors including taxes, human resources, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, and economic incentive programs.
Riverstone Technology Park is a research facility focused on innovations and improvements that can be applied directly to real manufacturing processes and technologies based on industry needs.
Riverstone is the home of Halifax County's Modeling and Simulation Center for Collaborative Technology and the Clean Energy Business Tech Incubator. These two facilities provide cutting-edge technologies invaluable to R&D and product development.
RTP is conveniently located in Halifax County, Virginia on Highway 58. The 165-acre park is designed to have 4 miles of trails and walkways that will eventually connect to Berry Hill Conference Center and Downtown South Boston. RTP's Building One has available office, lab, and technical manufacturing space for lease and commons areas including conferencing space, an exercise facility and a corporate board room; the building is 67,000 square feet and is class “A” space for small information technology, technical manufacturing, and biomedical companies. The park also has site-ready and pad-ready building lots available for companies who prefer to build new facilities.
Halifax County has a number of assets instrumental to business recruiting and growth, including: fiber optics technology; Raceplex Industrial Park at VIRginia International Raceway; Virginia Institute for Performance Engineering and Research (VIPER); Enterprise and Technology Zones; Southern Virginia Higher Education Center; Institute for Advanced Learning and Research; the Modeling and Simulation Center for Collaborative Technology; and the Clean Energy Business Tech Incubator.