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Virginia Metros Rank High in Economic Freedom(0)

November 13, 2014

The political class is all excited (or agitated, as the case may be) by the Republican takeover of Congress in Washington, D.C., but life continues as usual here in the boondocks. The pocketbook issues that propelled the Republicans to power nationally dominate politics at the state and local level as well. Everyone is asking the […]

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National Debt Situation is the Worst in Our History

Stan Collender, “one of the world’s leading experts on the U.S. budget and congressional budget process,” claims in his Forbes column that the federal deficit is “falling rapidly as a percent of Gross Domestic Product and that means the national debt is less of an economic burden than it has been in the recent past.” […]

Manufacturing Boom Depends On Affordable, Reliable Electricity

A year or so ago, few would have predicted the manufacturing expansion we are seeing here in Virginia. After years of seeing jobs and indeed entire manufacturing industries move offshore, we are thrilled to hear of new operations happening right here in the Commonwealth. Recent months have brought announcements of new plants and expansions. The […]

The State’s Economy Is Still Sluggish

By the appearance started to take shape in many stores in malls and shopping centers, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – the time of year that represents about 20 percent of the retail industry’s total sales. And based on recent announcements by some national retailers to hire more seasonal workers than last […]


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