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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
27.6% Consumer Products 28.0%
26.6% Altria Group Inc MO 27.8%
1.1% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
21.6% Defense 22.2%
11.0% Northrop Grumman Corp NOC 36.7%
10.5% General Dynamics Corp. GD 7.0%
14.0% Financials 1.2%
8.5% Capital One Financial Corp COF 13.6%
3.5% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 12.7%
1.9% Markel Corp. MKL 27.9%
9.9% Energy & Utilities 0.1%
8.2% Dominion Resources Inc D 3.1%
1.7% AES Corp. AES 15.7%
8.4% Retail 8.9%
3.7% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 1.8%
2.5% CarMax Inc. KMX 26.5%
2.2% Advance Auto Parts Inc AAP 7.2%
7.3% Technology 16.2%
3.5% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 22.1%
2.7% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 30.9%
1.1% Computer Sciences Corp CSC 37.8%
5.7% Transportation 6.9%
5.7% Norfolk Southern Corp. NSC 6.9%
1.8% Home Building 24.7%
1.8% NVR Inc. NVR 24.7%
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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