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
24.6% Consumer Products 39.1%
23.5% Altria Group Inc. MO 39.4%
1.1% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
20.6% Defense 37.5%
11.4% General Dynamics Corp. GD 31.3%
9.2% Northrop Grumman Corp. NOC 45.1%
15.3% Financials 11.9%
10.0% Capital One Financial Corp. COF 4.2%
3.5% Avalonbay Communities Inc. AVB 19.2%
1.8% Markel Corp. MKL 40.3%
10.8% Energy & Utilities 5.0%
8.7% Dominion Resources Inc. D 8.8%
2.1% AES Corp. AES 10.8%
9.7% Retail 38.9%
3.8% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 42.5%
3.1% CarMax Inc. KMX 31.1%
2.7% Advance Auto Parts Inc. AAP 42.7%
7.5% Technology 16.8%
3.0% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 13.2%
2.4% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 31.4%
2.2% Computer Sciences Corp. CSC 5.7%
5.8% Transportation 14.2%
5.8% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 14.2%
1.8% Industrials 11.9%
1.8% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 11.9%
1.6% Home Building 31.9%
1.6% NVR Inc. NVR 31.9%
1.5% Media --
1.5% Tegna Inc TGNA --
0.9% Healthcare --
0.9% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --