Business Loves Virginia (Retired)
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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
28.2% Consumer Products 16.2%
27.1% Altria Group Inc MO 15.5%
1.2% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
21.2% Defense 7.9%
10.8% General Dynamics Corp. GD 0.4%
10.4% Northrop Grumman Corp NOC 16.4%
13.5% Financials 6.5%
8.2% Capital One Financial Corp COF 14.7%
3.5% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 0.7%
1.8% Markel Corp. MKL 16.8%
10.7% Energy & Utilities 9.1%
9.0% Dominion Resources Inc D 7.2%
1.7% AES Corp. AES 19.8%
8.5% Retail 10.0%
3.9% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 1.0%
2.4% Advance Auto Parts Inc AAP 7.6%
2.2% CarMax Inc. KMX 32.0%
7.0% Technology 11.7%
3.2% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 9.6%
2.7% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 35.2%
1.1% Computer Sciences Corp. CSC 39.7%
5.1% Transportation 33.8%
5.1% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 33.8%
1.9% Industrials 11.9%
1.9% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 11.9%
1.8% Home Building 25.3%
1.8% NVR Inc. NVR 25.3%
1.2% Media --
1.2% Tegna Inc TGNA --
1.0% Healthcare --
1.0% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --

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