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Measuring Virginia

Virginia Performs shows you how the state is doing in areas that affect the quality of life for you and your family. Explore these pages (main menu above) to learn more about the Commonwealth's performance from region to region and compared to other states. For more data about your own community, you can explore our regional and locality performance maps. You can also see how Virginia state government is working on your behalf on our Agency Planning and Performance pages.

Measuring What Matters

Workforce System Report Card 3.0

The third iteration of the Virginia Workforce System Report Card is now available. The latest version includes a new section, Health Care and Life Sciences, to track Virginia's progress in facilitating careers in these robust fields. A method for monitoring real-time supply and demand for jobs is also now under development, focusing on both the general marketplace and on the manufacturing, health care, and biosciences sectors.

Finally, the new report card updates performance trends for all goals and measures. Overall, Virginia continues to see steady improvement in objectives related to STEM-H, but general postsecondary attainment measures have lost some ground.

For all the details, see the Virginia Workforce System Report Card.

Priorities Assessment

Virginia Performs now offers additional tools for assessing progress on Virginia's highest priorities. Many priorities go beyond organizational boundaries and require cooperative effort in order to affect performance in a meaningful way.

Tools for gauging that progress include Governor McAuliffe's 2014 Enterprise Strategic Priorities, as well as issue-focused report cards that have been collaboratively developed, often with partners outside state government.

Priorities Assessment content is available from any page on the site via a text link at top right.

From the Governor of Virginia:

The Commonwealth of Virginia is a spectacular place to live. We treasure the heritage and resources that contribute to our high quality of life, but it takes constant planning and fine tuning to maintain this quality and make needed improvements.

This website, brought to you by the Council on Virginia's Future, shows you how we measure the state's performance, plan for the future and monitor our progress. Explore the links above to see how we're working to make Virginia strong and healthy.

-- Governor Terry McAuliffe