Today, VEDP is proud to launch an update to its popular Compare Virginia web-based tool. Compare Virginia allows users to easily conduct side-by-side comparisons between Virginia and the other 49 states, as well as the District of Columbia, on a number of key economic metrics.
This updated version includes an additional Compare MSA feature, which allows the user to contrast Virginia’s MSAs with more than 360 MSAs across the country. The database has been enhanced to include a broader range of demographic and economic statistics, such as population, labor force, employment growth, unemployment rates, GDP and union membership.
The user experience has been vastly improved. Information loads more quickly and allows one to change comparison criteria on the fly, without having to reload. The user can also toggle between the Compare States and Compare MSAs features without losing data.
Another additional feature includes the data dictionary, which provides users with documentation of the sources behind the statistics, as well as a detailed explanation of the data.
Finally, the download report feature allows users to easily export data to either an excel spreadsheet or a preformatted pdf for future use.
To access the updated Compare Virginia site and learn why Virginia is the best state for businesses, visit http://virginiascan.yesvirginia.org/compare/compareva.aspx.