Bills Make Northern Va. ‘More Attractive’ to Tech Companies

With six strokes of a pen, Gov. Bob McDonnell signed legislation Tuesday its sponsors say will make Virginia more competitive in creating and retaining high-tech jobs.

Before a crowded room inside the newly opened Falls Church headquarters for Acentia, McDonnell (R) signed the Data Center Sales Tax Exemption (House Bill 216 and Senate Bill 112) and the Extending Virginia Telework Tax Credit bill (HB 551 and SB 238). Del. Mark Keam (D-35th District) served as chief patron of the bills.

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