CNBC names Virginia the top state for business in 2019

Twitter: Virginia DCR (Hosting Governor Northam and CNBC at Shenandoah River State Park)

CNBC has named Virginia the top state for business in 2019.

In a series of tweets, Governor Ralph Northam highlighted some of Virginia's accomplishments.

Northam says Virginia has brought in over $18.5 billion in statewide capital investment since he took office. He says that includes $2.5 billion in Virginia's distressed communities, creating over 50,000 jobs across the state.

In another tweet, Northam mentions that Virginia is a state that is welcoming to all. "We authorized paid parental leave for state employees,” Northam said, “prohibiting discrimination in public hiring, and just announced a major initiative to level the playing field for women and minority owned businesses.”

Northam says the state is making historic investments in high-speed broadband, "because we know that for Virginia to succeed, we cannot leave anyone behind."

The governor also boasted about the state's highway improvements.

"We've achieved breakthroughs on transportation and infrastructure," Northam said, "securing funding for Metro and the critical improvements to Interstate 81 that will help move goods and people around our Commonwealth safely and reliably."

Northam touched on the state's initiative to combat climate change. He says Virginia is taking "bold steps" to protect the environment.

CNBC gave Virginia A+ ratings for workforce and education. Virginia also received an A rating for business friendliness.

You can find a the complete ranking here.