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Business Loves Virginia (Retired)

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Business Friendliness Tops The Charts

<i>This motif is retired and is no longer subject to updates.</i><br/><br/>While Virginia has fallen off recently in its ability to produce US presidents, its standing near the top of CNBC’s Top States for Business list has been very secure, winning the top slot in 2011[1] before slipping to No. 3 in 2012. Propelling the state to its perennial high is a top score in “business friendliness,” which grades how many hurdles are created – or lowered -- by a state’s regulatory and legal framework. Virginia also scores well in education, due in no small part to its wealth of higher-education institutions. Throw in a strong state economy that has attracted a diverse set of major corporate employers (in technology, transportation, real estate, retail), and Virginia is most certainly for lovers -- of business. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
25.1% Defense 28.9%
12.9% General Dynamics Corporation GD 32.9%
12.2% Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 24.6%
24.1% Consumer Products 1.8%
23.2% Altria Group Inc. MO 0.5%
0.9% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
13.4% Financials 17.6%
8.4% Capital One Financial Corporation COF 20.9%
3.2% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 11.5%
1.8% Markel Corporation MKL 13.4%
9.6% Energy & Utilities 5.3%
8.0% Dominion Energy Inc. D 7.2%
1.6% The AES Corporation AES 4.8%
8.6% Technology 26.5%
3.4% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 40.7%
2.8% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 31.7%
2.4% DXC Technology Company DXC --
7.0% Transportation 31.7%
7.0% Norfolk Southern Corporation NSC 31.7%
6.9% Retail 13.9%
3.1% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 22.5%
2.6% CarMax Inc KMX 8.8%
1.3% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 39.8%
2.4% Home Building 60.8%
2.4% NVR Inc. NVR 60.8%
1.5% Industrials 11.9%
1.5% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 11.9%
0.8% Healthcare --
0.8% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --
0.5% Media 40.6%
0.5% TEGNA Inc TGNA 40.6%

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