On May 21, NVTC hosted a Lunch & Learn event with NVTC Board member Marilyn Crouther, senior vice president and general manager, HP Enterprise Services U.S. Public Sector. At this event, a targeted group of 12 C-level executives from NVTC small business members had the unique opportunity to network with their colleagues and learn from Crouther’s experience in fostering relationships with U.S. federal, state and local government clients.
During Northern Virginia Community College’s 47th Commencement on Sunday, May 19, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg was awarded an honorary associate degree in humane letters in recognition of her lifelong public service and support for higher education. In addition, Angel Cabrera, the new president of George Mason University and an NVTC Board member, was the commencement speaker.
Terry McAuliffe, democratic candidate for Virginia governor, joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, May 14, at LMI in McLean for a discussion of his campaign. During the meeting, he outlined his priorities and shared his perspective on the most pressing issues facing the Commonwealth.
Washington Business Journal honored the region's Best Places to Work 2013 on Thursday, May 9.
On Friday, May 10, a sold out crowd of 750 attendees gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the final NVTC Titans breakfast of the 2012-2013 series featuring Gen. Keith B. Alexander, Commander of U.S. Cyber Command, Director of the National Security Agency and Chief of the Central Security Service. During the event, Gen. Alexander shared his insights on the nation’s cybersecurity priorities and the importance of information sharing between the government and private sector.
A report released by the United States Chamber of Commerce recognized Virginia among the top three states in the country for innovation and entrepreneurship. Virginia ranked sixth in the Chamber’s report last year.
On Monday, May 6, nearly 200 members of the technology community gathered at The Washington Post Headquarters as 20 of the region's innovators showcased their company's technologies at Destination Innovation.
Washingtonian Magazine honors the Potomac Region's top 100 Tech Titans in its May 2013 issue, showcasing leaders of Washington's tech world who are working to grow the region. Many NVTC Board members and representatives of NVTC member companies were named to this year’s prestigious list.
Bobbie Kilberg, President and CEO of the Northern Virginia Technology Council (NVTC), will be honored at two upcoming ceremonies. In May, Northern Virginia Community College (NVCC) will present Kilberg with an honorary associate degree. Kilberg has also been selected as a 2013 Washington Business Hall of Fame Laureate.
Women in Technology (WIT) recently announced the winners of the 14th Annual Leadership Awards, which honor leading female professionals who have excelled as mentors, exemplified unique vision and represent the WIT mission of “advancing women in technology — from the classroom to the boardroom — by providing advocacy, leadership development, networking, mentoring and technology education.” The honorees included four representatives of NVTC member companies.
On April 16, NVTC hosted a free members-only Meet the Press event to connect NVTC companies with editors and reporters from the area's top business and technology publications. At the event, panelists from Capital Business, Bisnow Media, Federal News Radio, Washington Business Journal and Washington Technology provided tips on how NVTC member companies can best work with their newsrooms.
On Thursday, April 11, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the creation of MACH37™, America’s premier market-centric cybersecurity accelerator to be located at the Center for Innovative Technology. Initially funded by the Commonwealth of Virginia, the accelerator will leverage private investments to launch new, high growth cyber technology companies in Virginia.
On Wednesday, March 20, nine executives from NVTC member companies were honored at the 24th Annual Federal Computer Week Federal 100 Awards Gala. The Federal 100 Awards recognize 100 professionals from government and industry who have impacted and transformed the federal government IT community.
Bob Kahn, chairman, CEO and president of the Corporation for National Research Initiatives, and an NVTC Board Member, is among five pioneering engineers honored with the inaugural $1.5 million Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering.
Central Intelligence Agency CIO Jeanne Tisinger joined the NVTC Board of Directors on Tuesday, March 12 at LMI in McLean to discuss how the CIA utilizes information technology to enable its mission, extend its reach, and connect its staff with the proper data and tools.
14 executives from NVTC member companies and academic institutions were featured in Virginia Business’s 50 Most Influential Virginians, a list of the region’s most powerful leaders. NVTC was also represented in Virginia Business’s On the Move, a list of 30 up-and-coming influential Virginians.
On February 28, the Washington Business Journal and the National Association of Corporate Directors recognized eleven of the region’s highest performing directors at the 2013 Outstanding Directors Awards. Four of the directors honored were from NVTC member companies.
On Feb. 21, the NVTC Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee hosted “Practical Financing Advice for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs” at Virginia Tech in Arlington.
On Friday, Feb. 8, U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine spoke to a group of more than 150 NVTC attendees at a members-only forum at Sprint in Reston. During the event, Sens. Warner and Kaine shared their insights on sequestration, the current status of debt and budget negotiations, and other issues of interest to the region’s technology community.
Nearly 500 attendees gathered on Tuesday, Feb. 5, for an NVTC Titans breakfast featuring EADS North America Chairman of the Board and CEO Sean O’Keefe. During the event, O’Keefe shared his insights on sequestration and its impact on the future of government procurement.
On Jan. 24, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell held a press conference to promote his recently introduced transportation plan. During the press conference, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg reiterated NVTC’s support of the governor’s plan, commending the governor for his leadership in elevating transportation funding as a priority issue.
January 28, 2013
Check Out Techtopia 2013 Online!
The interactive version of the 2013 NVTC Techtopia Map is now live on the NVTC website! This digital version of the map – which appeared in the Dec. 10 and 17, 2012, editions of Capital Business – allows you to zoom in on each section of "Techtopia" and see the technology companies located in the area.
Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) was elected to serve as Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations, a key subcommittee of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform with jurisdiction over the federal government management, information technology, federal economic policy and federal procurement.
On Wednesday, Jan. 23, NVTC hosted a Lunch & Learn event with NVTC Board member John Wood, CEO and charman of the board of Telos Corporation. At this event, a targeted group of 15 C-level executives from NVTC small member companies had the unique opportunity to network with their colleagues and learn from Wood’s experience leading his company to success.
January 22, 2013
D.C. Region Is No. 1 in Forbes' List of America's New Tech Hotspots
Forbes has ranked the D.C. region, including Northern Virginia, as America’s top New Tech Hotspot, citing the region’s 21.1 percent growth in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) employment from 2001 to 2012 and 3.7 percent growth over the last two years.
January 18, 2013
NVTC Announces Support for Gov. McDonnell’s Transportation Plan
On Jan. 18, NVTC released a statement announcing its support of Gov. Bob McDonnell’s transportation funding plan. In the statement, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg praised the governor’s bold action in introducing a plan to address Virginia’s transportation challenges through new, long-term, sustainable and dedicated funding sources.
On Tuesday, Jan. 15, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP) CIO and Assistant Commissioner Charles Armstrong, and Senior Advisor to the Commissioner for Trade and Public Engagement Maria Luisa O’Connell joined the NVTC Board of Directors to discuss how CBP uses technology and innovation to transform its initiatives.
NVTC is partnering with the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, Visit Fairfax and Bloomberg Businessweek to produce a special section focusing on Fairfax County. “Fairfax County, VA: A Global Leader in Business Innovation, Growth and Opportunity” will appear in the March 18, 2013, issue of Bloomberg Businessweek. NVTC members are invited to sponsor this section to promote your own story in the greater context of Fairfax County’s momentum.
Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) SySTEMic Solutions and NVTC recently signed a resolution of support and cooperation aimed at further advancing our region’s knowledge-based economy. Under the agreement, NVTC and NOVA SySTEMic Solutions will create measurable program activities to support a strong and sustainable pipeline of science, technology, engineering and mathematics workers in Northern Virginia. NVTC also seeks to develop a distinctive role in the SySTEMic Solutions initiative that reflects its regional footprint across Northern Virginia.
December 17, 2012
Virginia Takes Number Two Spot in Forbes Best State for Business List
Forbes has ranked Virginia second in the annual “Best States for Business” list released Dec. 12, citing Virginia’s strong incentive offerings and business friendly government policies. The Commonwealth also scored first for regulatory environment, second for labor supply and fourth for quality of life.
December 11, 2012
Virginia Ranked Sixth in the 2012 State New Economy Index
The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation recently released its 2012 State New Economy Index, which measures the extent to which state economies are knowledge-based, globalized, entrepreneurial, IT-driven and innovation-based. Virginia ranked sixth, up from eighth in 2010, and earned first place rankings for its information technology jobs and fast-growing firms.
On Dec. 7, the Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee hosted its fourth annual Teaming, Partnering and Contracting event. During the event, 17 of the region’s companies participated by talking with and educating emerging businesses about how to do business with them. The event also featured two informative panel discussions, during which teaming experts shared insights on various aspects of partnering with government contractors including best practices and teaming agreements.
On Dec. 7, NVTC was honored with an Excellence in Virginia Government Award, presented by Virginia Commonwealth University’s L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs. NVTC received the Public Information Award in recognition of its efforts to educate NVTC members and the public on issues crucial to technology.
December 4, 2012
NVTC Board Members Attend White House Business Council Roundtables
On Nov. 29, NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg and 58 other participants attended a White House Business Council roundtable on the budget, deficit reduction and the fiscal cliff. NVTC Chair Brad Antle of Salient Federal Solutions, NVTC Vice Chair Sudhakar Kesavan of ICF International and NVTC Board member George Schindler of CGI attended a similar White House roundtable on Dec. 3, and NVTC Treasurer Robin Lineberger of Deloitte and NVTC Board member Nelson Ford of LMI will attend a roundtable on Dec. 6 with other senior White House and administration officials.
NVTC has joined a coalition of more than 100 technology councils, chambers of commerce, industry associations, and other organizations and companies nationwide to support the STEM Jobs Act of 2012 (HR 6429), which the U.S. House of Representatives passed on Nov. 30 with bipartisan support. The Act will make up to 55,000 visas available to qualified immigrants to promote innovation, investment and research in the United States.
On Thursday, Nov. 29, five startup technology companies – Cont3nt.com, Foodem.com, Micronic Technologies, Mobrise Inc. and Pactica – presented their business concepts and answered panelists' questions in front of an audience of accredited investors at The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC's Entrepreneur Spotlight program.
Congratulations to the 13 individuals who graduated from the Fall 2012 session of The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training program on Tuesday, Nov. 27. Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2013 session, which will run Tuesday evenings from March 5 to May 14. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on Jan. 18, 2013.
Virginia companies are encouraged to participate in the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP) to access Virginia’s highly qualified students majoring in science, engineering, technology and math (STEM) related fields. Post your summer 2013 internships and search for qualified Virginia college students on this free website today!
The findings of the 2012 - 2013 KnowledgeBank Total Compensation Survey of Mid-Atlantic Technology Companies are now available. The survey provides a distinctive and comprehensive summary and analysis of total compensation, benefits and human capital practices data for primarily small- to medium-sized technology companies throughout the Mid-Atlantic region.
On Nov. 16, Gov. Bob McDonnell appointed NVTC Board member Teresa Sullivan, president of University of Virginia, and reappointed NVTC Board member Dr. Charles Steger, president of Virginia Tech, to serve on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority board.
On Nov. 15, members of the technology community gathered for an NVTC Titans breakfast featuring Blackboard President and CEO Michael Chasen. During the event, Chasen, who will step down as Blackboard's CEO at the end of the year, shared five lessons he learned from starting a company and growing it to $1.7 billion in 15 years. He also thanked those in the region’s technology community who helped Blackboard along the way.
Congratulations to Yogesh Khanna of CSC and Brian Stygar of Kore Federal, the winners of the 2012 NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards, announced Nov. 12 at NVTC’s TechCelebration banquet.
Last night, members of the Northern Virginia technology community gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for TechCelebration, NVTC's Annual Banquet. During the event, POLITICO Editor-in-Chief John Harris provided keynote remarks about last week’s elections and discussed the implications of the new power landscape for President Obama and Congress. He also shared his thoughts on the impending fiscal cliff and provided insights on how the results will affect technology businesses in our region.
November 6, 2012
Help Provide Relief to Hurricane Sandy Victims
NVTC members are encouraged to participate in efforts to assist victims of Hurricane Sandy. In addition to donating or volunteering through the Red Cross and other national organizations, individuals can contribute TOMORROW, Wednesday, Nov. 7, to a local effort bringing supplies directly to Staten Island.
Increase your company's exposure and help a good cause by purchasing a logo spot for the 2013 14th edition of NVTC's popular Techtopia Map — a portion of the Map proceeds will benefit the Equal Footing Foundation, NVTC’s charitable arm. We MUST have your logo agreement and logo in hand by Friday, Nov. 9!
NVTC members were among the 926 C-level U.S. IT and business executives who participated in a Technology Councils of North America survey to take the pulse of technology and business executives on key business and policy issues. Survey findings were released on Oct. 25.
October 23, 2012
Submit Your Recommendations for Virginia Regulatory Reform
On Oct. 22, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced the launch of the Governor’s Regulatory Reform initiative. As part of this initiative, Gov. McDonnell welcomes recommendations regarding regulations that are overly burdensome and where reform is appropriate. Visit the RegReform.Virginia.Gov portal to submit ideas for regulatory reform.
On Monday, Oct. 15, NVTC hosted a Lunch & Learn event with NVTC Chair Brad Antle, president and CEO of Salient Federal Solutions. At this event, a targeted group of 20 C-level executives from NVTC small member companies had the unique opportunity to network with their colleagues and participate in an intimate roundtable discussion with Antle.
On Oct. 1, top golfers from the regional tech community spent a day on the links at the NVTC Annual Golf Tournament. The event raised $30,000 for the Equal Footing Foundation, NVTC's charitable arm. Congratulations to the winners of the tournament and the Tech Cup Challenge.
NVTC is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2012 NVTC/Washington Technology Government Contractor CTO Innovator Awards, which recognize chief technology officers within the region's government contracting community for their critical contributions to achieving results for their customers and their leadership within their own companies. Finalists will be honored and winners will be announced on Oct. 29 at TechCelebration, NVTC's Annual Banquet.
On Thursday, Sept. 27, more than 600 attendees gathered at The Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner for the first NVTC Titans breakfast of the 2012-2013 series, featuring SAIC Chair of the Board and CEO John Jumper. In a fireside chat with NVTC Chair Brad Antle of Salient Federal Solutions, Jumper discussed SAIC’s recently announced plan to separate into two independent, publicly traded companies, government contracting, sequestration and cybersecurity.
On Sept. 19, the U.S. Department of Commerce announced $1 million in grant funding for the Virginia Innovation Partnership (VIP). Administered jointly by NVTC Board member institutions the University of Virginia and Virginia Tech as well as SRI International, VIP brings together universities, community colleges, corporations, investment capital and other resources to create Virginia-based startup companies, attract established corporations to invest in Virginia and enhance the licensing potential for technologies.
September 24, 2012
New Report Highlights Progress and Reforms at Arlington National Cemetery
In a report released last week, the Army inspector general praised leaders at Arlington National Cemetery for correcting major record-keeping deficiencies discovered in 2010 and transforming the burial ground into a top-notch institution. At the request of Sen. Mark Warner, a task force of NVTC member companies, led by Booz Allen Hamilton, the MITRE Corporation and SAIC, conducted a pro bono assessment of the processes and technology at the cemetery in late 2010 and delivered a report of their recommendations in January 2011.
September 21, 2012
CIT Dedicates Auditorium in Memory of Former NVTC Chair Dan Bannister
On Sept. 20, the Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) and NVTC hosted a celebration to honor NVTC Chairman Emeritus and Founding Chair of the NVTC Foundation (now known as the Equal Footing Foundation) Dan Bannister, who passed away March 12, 2011. Bannister served as CIT chair from 2008 to 2011. During the event, CIT dedicated the Daniel R. Bannister Auditorium at the CIT Building in Herndon, Va., in recognition of his many contributions to the technology community.
The 5th annual Run! Geek! Run! 8k took place on Saturday, Sept. 15, drawing more than 700 members of the running and technology community to West Potomac Park. The race, benefiting the Equal Footing Foundation, reached its highest number of registrants to date.
NVTC has launched a new mobile version of its website to provide members the information they need while they’re on the go. Just visit nvtc.orga on any Internet-enabled mobile device. Also, iPad users can now download NVTC’s The Voice of Technology quarterly magazine from the iPad Newsstand for free!
On Tuesday, Sept. 11, Virginia Secretary of Veterans Affairs & Homeland Security Terrie Suit joined the NVTC Board of Directors to discuss Virginia’s efforts to help military veterans gain private sector employment. Also during the meeting, NVTC Board Member Bob Templin, president of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), presented information on NOVA’s SySTEMic Solutions initiative.
More than 100 NVTC members had the opportunity to network with leadership from NVTC's committees as well as colleagues from the technology community at Committee Connection on Sept. 6. During the event, participants were informed about the benefits of all levels of committee involvement including professional development and opportunities to meet potential clients, build relationships and learn about trends in the technology industry.
On Friday, Aug. 31, Gov. Bob McDonnell announced appointments to the board of the administration's Veterans Services Foundation. Congratulations to NVTC Chair Brad Antle for his appointment to the Veterans Services Foundation board.
August 31, 2012
Loudoun County Named the Top U.S. County for Jobs by CNN Money
CNN Money recently named Loudoun County, Va., the top county in the nation in job growth. Loudoun was recognized for its technology workers and its data centers. From 2000-2011, the number of jobs in Loudoun grew by 83.6 percent. In addition, Prince William and Suffolk counties in Virginia were ranked eighth and ninth respectively.
NVTC has endorsed Congressman Frank Wolf’s HR 6356 legislation to reduce the size of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority board and provide Virginia a clear majority of the seats. The legislation will ensure that Virginia appointees will have a stronger say over the imposition of increased tolls that will substantially impact Virginia commuters and Virginia technology businesses along the Dulles Corridor.
July 31, 2012
NVTC Chair Brad Antle Speaks at Stop Sequestration Rally
On Monday, July 30, NVTC Chair Brad Antle, president and CEO of Salient Federal Solutions, and several NVTC members participated in the Northern Virginia Stop Sequestration Rally in Arlington. During the bipartisan event, state and national policy leaders, CEOs of technology companies and associations, and more than 250 representatives of Northern Virginia technology companies gathered to share the contracting industry’s support for a resolution to sequestration and outlined the consequences of inaction.
On July 16, the Center for Digital Government (CDG) named Fairfax and Loudoun Counties 2012 Digital Counties Survey award winners. Ten winners were named nationwide in each of four population-based categories. Fairfax County was named the top digital county for the 500,000 or more population category and Loudoun County ranked seventh in the 250,000-499,000 population category.
July 10, 2012
Sen. Mark Warner Addresses NVTC Board
On Tuesday, July 10, Sen. Mark Warner joined the NVTC Board of Directors for an honest and candid discussion about current issues before Congress. During the meeting, Sen. Warner thanked NVTC for endorsing the Startup Act 2.0, which will make access to capital including crowdfunding easier for startups. He also discussed a wide range of topics including the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan, sequestration, cybersecurity, IP protection, insourcing, infrastructure investments and tax reform.
Gov. Bob McDonnell recently appointed two NVTC Board members to serve on higher education boards. He appointed NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg to the University of Virginia Board of Visitors and NVTC Board member Teresa Carlson of Amazon Web Services to the Virginia Commonwealth University Board of Visitors.
On June 28, Virginia’s candidates for U.S. Senate George Allen and Tim Kaine shared their views on technology and business policy during a technology town hall forum co-hosted by NVTC and Microsoft at Microsoft’s Reston offices. More than 160 technology business leaders learned the candidates’ views on business and technology issues and what they would do to encourage innovation and growth if elected to the Senate.
More than 550 members of Northern Virginia's hottest technology scene gathered on Tuesday, June 26, for the 11th Annual Hot Ticket Awards at the home of NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg. Congratulations to the Hot Ticket Awards winners and finalists!
Congratulations to the 17 companies who graduated from the Spring 2012 session of The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC FastTrac® TechVenture™ entrepreneur training program on Tuesday, June 19. Applications are now being accepted for the Fall 2012 session, which will run Tuesday evenings from September 11 to November 13. The deadline for applications is 5 p.m. on August 3, 2012.
On June 20 at NVTC's Annual Meeting, the membership elected 14 three-year-term members to the NVTC Board of Directors, many of whom are current Board members who will be serving new terms. In addition, NVTC Chair Brad Antle made seven Chair's Appointments to the Board and four individuals were appointed to the Senior Advisory Group of the NVTC Board.
A United States Chamber of Commerce report ranked Virginia first nationally in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) job concentration; in high-tech business concentration; and in livability based on median income of a four-person family. The Commonwealth was also named a top state for entrepreneurship and innovation.
On Wednesday, June 13, about 450 attendees gathered at the Hilton McLean Tysons Corner for the final Titans NVTC breakfast of the 2011-2012 series featuring Booz Allen Hamilton Chairman and CEO Dr. Ralph W. Shrader. Shrader discussed “Leading Through Dramatic Change,” and the importance of focusing on client service, core mission, core values and culture.
On June 13, NVTC sent a letter to Sen. Mark Warner strongly supporting the Startup Act 2.0 (S.3217). The legislation will significantly benefit NVTC member companies and support entrepreneurship in Virginia and the nation.
About 875 people celebrated local chief financial officers and financiers at the 16th Annual NVTC Greater Washington Technology CFO Awards on June 4. Congratulations to Private Company CFO of the Year Michael Avon of Millennial Media, Public Company CFO of the Year Paul Lalljie of Neustar, Emerging Growth CFO of the Year Aaron Thompson of Contact Solutions and Financier of the Year Don Rainey of Grotech Ventures. Congratulations also go to Michael G. Devine Hall of Fame Award honoree Steve Case, chairman and CEO of Revolution, co-founder of America Online and chairman of The Case Foundation.
At a bill signing ceremony co-hosted by NVTC on May 29, Gov. Bob McDonnell ceremonially signed data center sales tax exemption legislation championed by NVTC during the 2012 legislative session of the Virginia General Assembly. NVTC President and CEO Bobbie Kilberg provided introductory remarks during the ceremony, which was held at the new headquarters of NVTC Board member company Acentia in Falls Church.
On May 14, the Senate Committee on Rules appointed NVTC TechPAC Board member Don Rainey of Grotech Ventures and reappointed NVTC Board member Dr. Ray Johnson of Lockheed Martin Corporation to serve on the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Investment Authority board.
On May 17, Women in Technology (WIT) announced the winners of the 13th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards at an awards gala honoring leading female professionals working in the Washington, D.C., region who showed unique vision and talent in the technology industry during the previous year. Congratulations to the NVTC members who won WIT Awards.
On Tuesday, May 15, 21 of the region's innovators showcased their company's technologies at Destination Innovation. Presented by the NVTC Technology Innovations Committee, this fresh and fast-paced inaugural event kicked off with keynote remarks from Opower CEO and Founder Daniel Yates and highlighted technology advancements emerging from our region.
On Monday, May 14, the General Assembly met in Richmond to vote on $43.9 million in budget amendments submitted by Gov. Bob McDonnell to the $85 billion two-year budget approved by the legislature last month. Three of the budget amendments approved by the legislature were submitted by the governor following a discussion with NVTC. These amendments, priorities for NVTC, collectively allocate an additional $6 million to ensure technology innovation remains a top job creation and competitiveness priority in Virginia.
On Tuesday, May 8, former Gov. and Sen. George Allen joined the NVTC Board of Directors for a discussion of his campaign for U.S. Senate. During the meeting, Allen outlined his priorities and explained how his experience as governor of Virginia and his previous service in the Senate make him well-suited for another term in the Senate.
May 7, 2012
Virginia Named Top Competitive State of 2011
Virginia was recently named the winner of Site Selection magazine’s 2011 Competitiveness Award, which recognizes excellence on the part of a state-level economic development group based on a 10-factor index. Virginia scored 420.5 points, more than 25 points ahead of runner-up Texas (395).
On Thursday, May 3, four startup technology companies presented their business concepts and answered panelists' questions in front of an audience of accredited investors at The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC's Entrepreneur Spotlight program.