The first colony and state in the Union remains a vital part of our nation's economy. Northern Virginia is not only an extension of the Washington DC Metro Area, but is home to numerous national and international companies. Additional metro centers including Virginia Beach and Raleigh lend steam to the state economy. Small business owners will find a state friendly to business where regulation is somewhat moderated.
In Virginia, brewpubs are popular and offer patrons opportunities to enjoy specialty and craft beers. Typically, brewpubs operate as restaurants with special beer licenses. Because of their alcohol and food service, brewpubs usually need licensing from state and local governments and in some cases both county and city agencies.