From ConnectRichmond: REPORT OF THE WEEK. The 2007 report Virginia Compared to the Other States National Rankings, includes data on income, unemployment, salary of school teachers and more: http://jlarc.state.va.us/Reports/Rpt347.pdf
Virginia is doing well in lots of areas, including having the top Bond ratings.
Delaware (my home state) kicked butt in a ton of other areas as well. They also have the second largest foreign-born population growth. Odd.