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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
26.8% Consumer Products 22.7%
25.8% Altria Group Inc. MO 22.3%
1.1% SMITHFIELD FOODS INC SFD 33.5%
22.1% Defense 23.6%
11.2% General Dynamics Corporation GD 15.9%
10.9% Northrop Grumman Corporation NOC 31.5%
13.5% Financials 4.7%
8.2% Capital One Financial Corporation COF 0.5%
3.5% AvalonBay Communities Inc. AVB 9.4%
1.8% Markel Corporation MKL 15.5%
10.8% Energy & Utilities 19.4%
8.8% Dominion Resources Inc. D 15.7%
2.0% The AES Corporation AES 35.4%
8.3% Retail 0.1%
3.7% Dollar Tree Inc. DLTR 14.6%
2.4% CarMax Inc KMX 8.4%
2.2% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 15.1%
7.0% Technology 45.7%
3.0% Leidos Holdings Inc LDOS 42.3%
2.5% VeriSign Inc. VRSN 11.7%
1.6% Computer Sciences Corporation CSC 105.1%
6.1% Transportation 26.7%
6.1% Norfolk Southern Corporation NSC 26.7%
1.7% Industrials 11.9%
1.7% MeadWestvaco Corp. MWV 11.9%
1.7% Home Building 5.3%
1.7% NVR Inc. NVR 5.3%
1.0% Media 5.0%
1.0% TEGNA Inc TGNA 5.0%
0.9% Healthcare --
0.9% AMERIGROUP CORP AGP --

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