In a rebound from recent years, Virginia edged out Texas as the nation’s top state for business in CNBC’s annual rankings released Wednesday.

CNBC’s 2019 America’s Top States for Business study cited Virginia’s landing of Amazon’s $5 billion HQ2 project in Arlington and Alexandria as a leading factor in the decision. The largest economic development project in Virginia history, Amazon’s HQ2 East Coast headquarters will employ 25,000 workers within the next decade. MORE>>