Business Briefs – Week of March 13-17
March 17th, 2017


Virginia Slips In National Business Rankings Daily News Record

Blueprint Virginia regional rollout in Harrisonburg (video) WHSV

Group of 25 who will vet requests for GO Virginia money includes Richmond region’s most influential RTD

GO Virginia’s regional councils named Daily Press


Bills we’re watching

Mark Webb column: Dominion still offers the best deal around RTD

Editorial: On the minimum wage, Democrats Northam and Perriello go off the deep end RTD

GOP gubernatorial candidate Wagner wants gas tax increase News & Advance

Va. hospital group concerned about American Health Care Act replacement RTD

In Virginia, three GOP congressmen line up against GOP health-care plan WaPo

Trump budget blueprint a mixed impact for Virginia Peninsula Daily Press


Business News

State revenues rise 3.6 percent in February, compared with February 2016 RTD

Virginia’s unemployment rate down slightly to 4 percent in January RTD

Greater Washington added fewer jobs in 2016 than first thought and economists are worried DC Biz Journal

Despite slower power forecast, Skiffes line needed, grid operator says Daily Press

Virginia Beach arena, a $220 million project years in the making, is finally happening Pilot

Virginia Beach’s new data center park expects to draw the likes of Snapchat, IBM and Uber Pilot

Maryland, Virginia must wait longer for decision on FBI’s new headquarters Washington Times

Wise investment: Coal community seeks economic reprieve in drones Roanoke Times

Virginia ranked as best state for higher education VA Business

List: Eight business schools in Virginia among best in U.S. RTD

Meet TransCore, the company that will operate I-64 High Occupancy Toll lanes Pilot

Fletcher Mangum and David Zorn column: How big regulation kills small business – and jobs RTD