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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
27.9% Consumer Products 32.2%
26.8% Altria Group Inc. MO 32.2%
1.0% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
21.6% Defense 24.5%
10.9% General Dynamics Corporation GD 10.5%
10.7% Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 38.8%
13.0% Financials 2.0%
7.9% Capital One Financial Corporation COF 4.4%
3.3% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 9.4%
1.8% Markel Corporation MKL 16.6%
10.5% Energy & Utilities 9.8%
8.6% Dominion Resources Inc. D 9.6%
1.9% The AES Corporation AES 10.9%
9.4% Retail 12.5%
4.4% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 29.9%
2.7% CarMax Inc KMX 2.1%
2.3% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 8.7%
6.5% Technology 40.0%
2.7% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 37.9%
2.4% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 14.0%
1.5% Computer Sciences Corporation CSC 86.3%
5.9% Transportation 25.9%
5.9% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 25.9%
1.7% Home Building 12.9%
1.7% NVR Inc. NVR 12.9%
1.7% Industrials 11.9%
1.7% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 11.9%
1.0% Media 6.4%
1.0% TEGNA Inc TGNA 6.4%
0.9% Healthcare --
0.9% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --

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