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From Texas to California: 2015’s Best & Worst States for Business

Texas and Florida hold their ground in the top two positions, while North Carolina moves up one spot to edge out Tennessee. Georgia rounds out the top 5.

Best-Worst states

The results of our 11th annual survey clearly show that CEOs favor states that foster growth through progressive business development programs, low taxes and a quality living environment. See how your state fared below.

 

2015 BEST AND WORST STATE RANKINGS

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