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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
25.6% Consumer Products 17.2%
24.6% Altria Group Inc. MO 16.6%
1.0% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
22.7% Defense 30.9%
11.6% General Dynamics Corporation GD 28.4%
11.1% Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 33.6%
14.3% Financials 12.3%
9.7% Capital One Financial Corporation COF 19.3%
3.0% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 3.5%
1.6% Markel Corporation MKL 1.5%
9.5% Energy & Utilities 18.7%
7.8% Dominion Resources Inc. D 15.9%
1.7% The AES Corporation AES 31.5%
8.9% Retail 11.2%
3.7% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 10.5%
2.7% CarMax Inc KMX 6.0%
2.4% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 18.1%
7.5% Technology 31.7%
3.3% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 25.7%
2.4% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 13.4%
1.8% Computer Sciences Corporation CSC 103.3%
6.6% Transportation 30.9%
6.6% Norfolk Southern Corporation NSC 30.9%
1.6% Home Building 3.8%
1.6% NVR Inc. NVR 3.8%
1.5% Industrials 11.9%
1.5% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 11.9%
1.0% Media 12.1%
1.0% TEGNA Inc TGNA 12.1%
0.8% Healthcare --
0.8% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --

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