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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
28.8% Consumer Products 44.5%
27.8% Altria Group Inc. MO 45.0%
1.0% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
21.0% Defense 18.7%
11.1% Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 38.6%
9.9% General Dynamics Corporation GD 3.6%
12.4% Financials 11.2%
7.2% Capital One Financial Corporation COF 30.5%
3.4% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 15.2%
1.8% Markel Corporation MKL 15.9%
10.6% Energy & Utilities 13.7%
8.8% Dominion Resources Inc. D 18.1%
1.9% The AES Corporation AES 6.9%
8.9% Retail 0.4%
4.3% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 16.3%
2.3% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 1.1%
2.2% CarMax Inc KMX 29.6%
7.4% Technology 35.7%
3.2% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 18.1%
2.7% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 35.1%
1.5% Computer Sciences Corporation CSC 74.4%
5.5% Transportation 2.6%
5.5% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 2.6%
1.8% Home Building 24.1%
1.8% NVR Inc. NVR 24.1%
1.7% Industrials 11.9%
1.7% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 11.9%
1.1% Media 28.8%
1.1% TEGNA Inc TGNA 28.8%
0.9% Healthcare --
0.9% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --

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