Bernie Niemeier, President & Publisher, Virginia Business magazine. Photo by Mark Rhodes.

Opinion –
This month’s front cover photo says it all — container ships play a big role in the economy of Virginia — not just big, make that supersized.  But there is much left to do to ensure the commonwealth’s future competitiveness.

Virginia’s distribution and global logistics infrastructure includes ports, railroads, air freight, interstate highways, trucking companies, intermodal facilities and distribution centers.  Employment in these industries totals more than 78,000.  According to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, during the past 10 years 355 global logistics projects have produced more than 17,000 new-job announcements with capital investments exceeding $2.3 billion.

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