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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
23.1% Consumer Products 23.7%
21.9% Altria Group Inc. MO 23.2%
1.2% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
20.2% Defense 32.1%
11.3% General Dynamics Corp. GD 27.6%
8.8% Northrop Grumman Corp. NOC 37.9%
16.4% Financials 12.7%
11.3% Capital One Financial Corp. COF 9.6%
3.4% Avalonbay Communities Inc. AVB 17.4%
1.7% Markel Corp. MKL 23.7%
10.7% Energy & Utilities 4.5%
8.4% Dominion Resources Inc. D 2.6%
2.2% AES Corp. AES 11.5%
10.0% Retail 36.5%
4.1% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 49.9%
3.3% CarMax Inc. KMX 31.5%
2.6% Advance Auto Parts Inc. AAP 22.0%
7.5% Technology 15.4%
3.1% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 11.9%
2.3% Computer Sciences Corp. CSC 7.2%
2.2% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 29.0%
6.3% Transportation 11.8%
6.3% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 11.8%
1.8% Industrials 10.2%
1.8% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 10.2%
1.6% Media --
1.6% TGNA TGNA --
1.5% Home Building 19.4%
1.5% NVR Inc. NVR 19.4%
1.0% Healthcare --
1.0% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --