10 Best States for Business

Here’s a look at the 10 Best States in which to do business in 2014.

May 8 2014 by ChiefExecutive.net


No. 9Louisiana

Its high-tech side emerges by landing major IBM site for Baton Rouge, and entrepreneurism grows. But Louisiana still mostly lags rest of top 10 “Best States” in tax-friendliness.

Governor: Bobby Jindal (Republican)
Tax Foundation rank: 33
ALEC-Laffer Economic Outlook rank: 28
Kauffman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity (2012) rank: 10
Total Nonfarm Employment Percentage Growth (2013): 9
Economic-development contact: Louisiana Economic Development, 800/450-8115, www.OpportunityLouisiana.com; Stephen Moret, Secretary