Population growth in Virginia slowed last year—but the commonwealth still outpaced the nation.
Between 2012 and 2013, Virginia’s population grew less than 1-percent, to nearly 8-point-3 million people. That’s the slowest growth in the state since the recession….but still higher than the national average.
Virginians will likely spend some time over next few weeks getting their paperwork together to complete their taxes. And if you’re thinking about having someone else do your taxes, new research says tax preparers and other service providers can sometimes benefit by making information about their services hard to read.
There’s no doubt that today’s US economy is primarily a service economy. That means the new ‘goods and services’ now translates as plain, ‘good service.’
But not all businesses know how to make the most of their customers’ service experience.
We’re not talking about something as egregious as an employee chatting on a cell phone during your transaction or other clearly rude behavior, but with so much riding on the service in our service economy, it’s the little things that make all the difference.
The bipartisan budget deal reached in Congress is expected to bring a lot of relief to the commonwealth of Virginia, though Virginia lawmakers still say it isn’t perfect.
Fear of another government shutdown early next year is dissipating here at the Capitol. The agreement increases federal spending by about forty five billion dollars, sets spending levels for the next two years and offers federal agencies some relief from sequestration. Virginia Republican Congressman Randy Forbes says is giving the agreement muted praise.