Best and Worst States for Business

By Carleigh Lowe Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Wondering where to base your business? Take a look at this list from an article on See excerpt below:

More than 500 CEOs considered a wide range of criteria, from taxation and regulation to workforce quality and living environment, in our annual ranking of the best states for business. The charts and articles in this special report show how each state fares on the factors most essential for a business-friendly environment—as well as what states are doing to attract and retain companies in the increasingly competitive battle to win site selection.

While the Lone Star State may not be perfect—many leaders would like to see improvements in its education system—it is Periclean Athens compared to California in the eyes of the 550 CEOs surveyed for Chief Executive‘s seventh annual report on the best and worst states in which to do business. It’s the seventh time in seven years running that Texas has led the states, and the seventh year California—to no one’s great surprise—ranked as worst state.

Top Ten States

  1. Texas
  2. North Carolina
  3. Florida
  4. Tennessee
  5. Georgia
  6. Indiana
  7. Virginia
  8. South Carolina
  9. Utah
  10. Nevada


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