Distribution

Virginia's companies provide services and manufactured goods to customers throughout the world. Our distribution base remains strong and continues to grow with companies like The Home Depot, Best Buy, Target, Wal-Mart, Ace Hardware and Amazon.com all delivering goods from their Virginia-based distribution centers. Increasingly, leading retailers and distributors are taking advantage of Virginia's proximity to Eastern U.S. and Midwest markets. Millions of square feet of new warehousing space have been added at new distribution centers around the state.

Virginia's Distribution and Global Logistics Industry

  • Employs over 78,000 people, primarily in trucking, warehousing and transportation support
  • In the past 10 years, 355 global logistics industry projects have announced over 17,800 new jobs and capital investment of more than $2.3 billion
  • The global logistics industry has a direct economic output of $11.3 billion and supports an additional $9.4 billion in economic activity in Virginia
  • Virginia exports totaled over $18.1 billion in 2015 (not including services)
  • Centrally located on the East Coast, Virginia is within a one-day drive time of approximately 43 percent of the U.S. population and over 186,000 manufacturing establishments

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Contact Info Virginia

Contact Name:
Antje Abshoff, Managing Director of Europe

Address:
State of Virginia, European Office
Innere Wiener Str. 52
81667 Munich, Germany
Mobile: +49 172 423 7646
Email: aabshoff@vedp.org
www: www.vedp.org 

State Demographics Virginia

Region: Atlantic
Population: 8.47 m (2017) -> 8.41 m
Gross State Product: 494 billion (2016)
Exports: 16.52 b (2017)
Labor Force: 4.31 m (2017)
Unemployment Rate: 3.6 % (10/2017)
Per capita real GDP: $ 52,957 (2016)
Capital City: Richmond
Principal Cities: Arlington, Alexandria, Chesapeake, Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach

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