Studies

An important function of the Foundation is to develop data-driven reports that give Virginia legislators and policymakers an accurate understanding of Virginia’s business climate and how well we’re competing with other states. Through these studies, the Virginia Chamber Foundation identifies tools for removing the barriers to starting and growing businesses, and shows how policymakers could improve the conditions for job creation:

2016 State of the Commonwealth Report
2016 State of the Commonwealth Report (Dec. 2, 2016)

2015 State of the Commonwealth Report
2015 State of the Commonwealth Report (Dec. 4, 2015)

Virginia International Trade Profile
Virginia International Trade Profile – Press Release (Sept. 29, 2015)
Virginia International Trade Profile – Executive Summary (Sept. 29, 2015)
Virginia International Trade Profile – Full Report (Sept. 29, 2015)

Quarterly Economic Reports from Fletcher Mangum

1st Quarter – Cloudy, with Some Warming (April 26, 2017)
4th Quarter – Continued Cooling Trend (January 24, 2017)
3rd Quarter – Slight Cooling Trend (October 26, 2016)
2nd Quarter – Slight Cooling Trend (July 27, 2016)
1st Quarter – Warming Continues (April 27, 2016)
4th Quarter – Warming Trend (January 28, 2016)
3rd Quarter – Variable Weather Conditions (Oct. 26, 2015)
2nd Quarter – Labor Force Participation (Aug. 13, 2015)