NOVA Business Leaders to Bob McDonnell: Reject Extreme Social Issues, Keep VA Business Friendly

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    It’s good to see Northern Virginia business leaders telling Governor McDonnell what they think of his party’s “extreme proposals governing social issues.” In short, they don’t think much of it at all. To read the entire letter from the business leaders, click here. Also, check out the video of Del. Brink (D-Arlington) speaking about their letter.

    February 24, 2012

    Dear Governor McDonnell and Members of the Virginia Legislature,

    As business leaders and employers in Virginia we applaud your successful bi-partisan efforts to keep Virginia first in national rankings as the most business-friendly state.

    We urge you to maintain this ranking going forward by ensuring Virginia is a magnet for the best and the brightest employees and entrepreneurs. Specifically, we urge you to reject extreme proposals governing social issues on which Americans are passionately divided. Otherwise it will be difficult for Virginia to attract and retain the entrepreneurs and talent we need to grow Virginia.

    • glennbear

      Del. Brink made a good address. Hopefully that, and the fact that business leaders will be reconsidering corporate campaign contributions will wake up the GOP social/theocratic engineers that this is VA and not some theocratically controlled personal fiefdom for the far right in the GA.

    • Elaine in Roanoke

      From the list of fine businesses in this letter, I noticed that there is not one of the most influential in Virginia listed: Dominion Power, Apco, Altria, etc., the ones who happily list themselves on the ALEC website.