Commonwealth of Virginia is full of history and forms a bridge between the North
and “down where the South begins.” Named for the first Queen Elizabeth I and
known as ”Old Dominion” for her special place in the heart of King Charles II,
the state has also spawned eight U.S. Presidents across three centuries.
The economy of Virginia was begun with tobacco and the industry still thrives there
today. Still, the state has grown with the times and her economy is now diversified
into many service areas plus government and military. The state is home to the
largest office building in the world, the Pentagon.
In particular, Virginia has a thriving high tech corridor near Washington D.C. with
many software, consulting and information technology companies. In addition, the
eastern region of the state supports a thriving tourism business centered around
the state’s beaches.
As one of the gateways to the south, the state is also known for its culture,
hospitality and the particular Southern twang of the natives’ accent. The state
also shows strong support for the arts and education. There are dozens of major
museums and hundreds of major institutions of higher learning.
Additional information can be found regarding Virginia's economy
and key employers by visiting Wikipedia: Virginia Economy.