Best/Worst States for Business 2012: Biggest Gains from 2008

Louisiana is the most improved state, jumping 32 spots in just 5 years. Here are the other states on the rise.

May 4 2012 by

No 30: Mississippi

No. 30

Mississippi Gains 14 Spots Since 2008

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by

Ranking Change from 2008
2012 Rank— 30
2008 Rank— 44
Total change— 14
Development Trend Indicator—Positive
Business-friendly politics are newly in the air, encouraging companies and owners.
CEO Comments
“Mississippi has made tremendous improvements in their legal system reforms since year 2003.”