Richmond, VA – DPVA Chairwoman Susan Swecker released the following statement on Governor Glenn Youngkin losing Virginia’s top spot on CNBC's best state for business ranking.
“After inheriting the strongest economy in Virginia's history, Governor Youngkin’s divisive, ineffective start to his governorship has stripped Virginia of its best in America economic standing. For three years in a row, Virginia was the top state for business under Governor Northam and Democratic leadership. Now, with the tumultuous six months of a culture warrior, conservative extremist - our stay atop the mountaintop is over.
“With Youngkin’s focus on running for President in 2024 and playing to a far-right base, Virginia has lost out on the top state to do business. Governor Youngkin’s culture wars and failed business practices are hurting Virginians and making our Commonwealth less competitive. His political ambition is costing Virginia its world-class economic status - and that is a damn shame.”