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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
27.5% Consumer Products 30.0%
26.4% Altria Group Inc MO 29.8%
1.1% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
21.3% Defense 20.5%
10.9% Northrop Grumman Corp NOC 37.0%
10.5% General Dynamics Corp. GD 3.4%
13.8% Financials 0.7%
8.3% Capital One Financial Corp COF 10.6%
3.6% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 10.5%
1.8% Markel Corp. MKL 21.7%
10.3% Energy & Utilities 0.8%
8.5% Dominion Resources Inc D 4.1%
1.8% AES Corp. AES 15.2%
8.6% Retail 3.6%
3.8% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 4.3%
2.4% CarMax Inc. KMX 27.2%
2.3% Advance Auto Parts Inc AAP 7.4%
7.2% Technology 17.2%
3.4% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 19.9%
2.8% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 35.3%
1.0% Computer Sciences Corp. CSC 39.6%
5.9% Transportation 11.6%
5.9% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 11.6%
1.7% Home Building 23.3%
1.7% NVR Inc. NVR 23.3%
1.7% Industrials 11.9%
1.7% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 11.9%
1.1% Media --
1.1% Tegna Inc TGNA --
0.9% Healthcare --
0.9% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --

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