Why create a business presence in Virginia?
- CNBC ranked Virginia as “America’s Top State for Business” and Governing Magazine recently named Virginia the “Top Performing State”
- Forbes.com named Virginia the “Best State for Business” in 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006; and the 2nd best in 2011, 2010
- American Legislature Exchange Council ranked Virginia in the “Top 3 for Economic Outlook”
- Located in the mid-Atlantic portion of the east coast with ready access to key markets in the Northeast (Boston, New York, Philadelphia), Washington, DC and the federal market in Virginia/Maryland, and manufacturing markets in the Southeast
- Comprehensive supporting infrastructure to access markets across the United States including 6 major interstate highways, 11 commercial airports, 14 railroads and one of the busiest deep-water ports on the east coast of the USA and the only east coast port that can handle post-Panamax vessels as first port of call
- Low/competitive business operating costs and stable taxes including one of the lowest corporate income taxes in the country at 6% in place since 1974
- Home to 700 internationally owned companies representing 45 countries
The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Landing Pad provides a low-cost, high-quality workspace experience for businesses desiring to set up an office in the USA. Until now, having a presence to conduct business in the United States has required a commitment of money, time and effort that challenges most small- to medium-sized companies. That has changed with the launch of the Global Landing Pad in the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
Read more about the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Landing Pad (.pdf).
The VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership is a multi-layered, ongoing cooperative association of regions building permanent social, academic, and business relationships.
The Fourth Annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week will be held August 18 – 24, 2013. The annual VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership Week brings university students, faculty, and staff from all over the world together to congregate, collaborate, form partnerships, and build their global networks.
For more information about the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Landing Pad, the VT KnowledgeWorks Global Partnership, and the VTKW Global Partnership Week 2013, please contact Lindsey Eversole, Global Partnership Manager, VT KnowledgeWorks, at [email protected].
VT KnowledgeWorks encourages and enables creative entrepreneurship world-wide, through innovative curriculum, local business resource centers, and a global network of cooperating regions, all focused on three essential contributors to success: clear understanding of fundamental business principles; access to timely, relevant information; and meaningful personal and corporate relationships. It is a subsidiary of the Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center, supported by the continuing confidence and enthusiasm of its clients, sponsors and friends, both corporate and individual. Its world headquarters are in Blacksburg, Virginia, USA.
VT KnowledgeWorks corporate sponsors include Attaain, Inc., BB&T, Handshake 2.0, Harris Office Furniture, Hodges, Jones & Mabry, P.C., Hutchison Law Group, LeClairRyan, New River Valley IP Law, Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC), The Branch Group, and Wordsprint.