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How States Rate For Business


Up Front: THE LIST: LOCATION, LOCATION...

HOW STATES RATE FOR BUSINESS

The West is best for business, says a study by the Corporation for Enterprise Development, thanks to such things as abundant resources. Exception: California, with its mediocre 2.0 grade. The study measures several areas, averaged and ranked here. At the bottom are mainly Southern states, where low incomes are a hindrance.

TOP SIX SCORE*

COLORADO 4.0

IDAHO 3.6

MINNESOTA 3.6

DELAWARE 3.3

OREGON 3.3

UTAH 3.3

BOTTOM SIX SCORE*

MAINE 1.0

OKLAHOMA 1.0

ARKANSAS 0.6

KENTUCKY 0.6

LOUISIANA 0.6

WEST VIRGINIA 0.3

*Grade point average of letter grades (A to F) in three areas: economic performance, business vitality, and development capacity

DATA: CORPORATION FOR ENTERPRISE DEVELOPMENTEDITED BY LARRY LIGHT, WITH OLUWABUNMI SHABI


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