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Let's bring in forget Virginia governor Bob McDonnell because he went to California he was trying to convince businesses over that to bring jobs to his state Virginia.
Governor McDonnell joins us right now first of all -- welcome back.
-- -- My right in saying that you're gonna film the film devotion to -- Riley's book killing Kennedy in your state you try to make Virginia the Hollywood of the East Coast is that it.
Well -- would love to I did get back from my trip to California in China Japan everywhere we go we talk about.
A number of things -- wind film aerospace but we do talk about that the film industry as you'd have.
Statements billboard filled him has great -- Lincoln a 100%.
In Virginia Argo was filmed in small part.
In Virginia so we got a good story to tell last year was killing Lincoln this year killing Kennedy has now been announced.
By Scott free to be in Virginia so -- great place -- felt we got at all.
You know everybody a lot of golf as I should say in the -- -- a lot of governors are going to California and site and look we can do a lot better -- California common over the -- states.
And what will make it a very friendly environment for you.
When you're meeting with people in California want to -- -- that you would -- on awful from the state of Virginia.
Why should trial -- governor Herbert but you -- -- we went together because you talk Virginia.
Are the top two ranked states and Forbes magazine for having the best business environment so our message was pretty simple as that -- California says.
Right state got a lot to offer but if you're looking for opportunities to expand or you want to be in a different venue -- like the regulatory and tax climate and our states.
We'd be glad to have you and so we talk to.
The film industry in particular for May about way we also talked to people not high tech industry the aerospace industry these are core competencies and -- that Virginia we traveled without.
Forbes magazine singer entered matter who is singing the praises of Virginia.
And you -- and it just gave people another perspective with some of the tax policies recently in that California they need another option.
You -- I think they do as a matter of fact.
Last -- you've got on unemployment rate is five point 3% in Virginia went down that.
But I afforded to you -- at five portrait that's because you've got a ton of federal government workers in the state of Virginia.
And a ton of federal money is being splashed around all of the Allstate it's federal government is doing it for you isn't.
Well not exactly Steward of it we are beneficiary of the fact that northern Virginia's got a high concentration of federal.
Procurement but most of the growth that we've seen has been in the private sector we're actually -- in some some are reductions does Steward and the private sector jobs that are related to government procurement because the secret straight -- because of the previous defense gutsy -- trillion dollars over ten years.
We know that's gonna reducer but we're seeing tremendous threat than pleasant like financials.
Services and technology.
Biotech and aerospace and other types of civilian sectors so yeah we do clearly benefit for the federal government but you know look that's gonna go down it has the the federal government seventeen trillion in debt we're -- cut there so we're seeing a lot of growth and other sectors and that's why we got.
The lowest unemployment rate in four years second -- east of the Mississippi because of the private sector growth.
This governor Bob O'Donnell Virginia thanks for joining us coming tellers if you look at couple thousand California jobs to relocate to Virginia we want to about.
Thank you so.
Rather -- thank you very much so house.
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