The first colony and state in the Union remains a vital part of our nation's economy. Northern Virginia is not only an extension of the Washington DC Metro Area, but is home to numerous national and international companies. Additional metro centers including Virginia Beach and Raleigh lend steam to the state economy. Small business owners will find a state friendly to business where regulation is somewhat moderated.
In Virginia, farmer’s Markets and Outdoor Market Booths are becoming increasingly common as consumers around the nation embrace buying produce and other goods directly from local growers. Many counties and cities require produce sellers to hold special licenses, and all booths selling prepared foods need special permits.