Manufacturing en Selling Virginia <p>Governor McDonnell heads out West this week … before flying to the Far East on a trade mission to China and Japan.&nbsp;</p><p>A team of state economic development officials and cabinet secretaries will travel with the Governor on a 16-day job creation and marketing mission that begins in Los Angeles and San Francisco.<br><br>McDonnell says he and Utah Governor Gary Herbert will co-market their states to California companies.</p> Tue, 09 Apr 2013 20:43:40 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 2651 at Selling Virginia Restructuring Virginia's Tax System <p>In the last 20 years, Virginia’s manufacturing sector has declined by 46%.&nbsp;</p><p>Given the fierce competition worldwide to attract businesses, state lawmakers are examining whether it makes sense to restructure the Commonwealth’s state and local tax system to remove financial hurdles to doing business here.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 02 Apr 2013 21:32:00 +0000 Anne Marie Morgan 2289 at Restructuring Virginia's Tax System