America's Top State for Talent

Virginia’s excellent school systems ensure a steady flow of new talent every year. The K-12 schools are ranked No. 1 in the South and No. 4 in the U.S. (WalletHub, 2021) and the higher education system is ranked No. 2 in the U.S. (SmartAsset, 2022). Virginia employers often draw talent from among the 13,800 service members who exit the armed services in Virginia each year.