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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.

No 16: Wyoming

No. 16

Wyoming Gains 9 Spots Since 2008

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Ranking Change from 2008
2012 Rank— 16
2008 Rank— 25
Total change— 9
Development Trend Indicator—Neutral
Feather-light tax burden can only get so much done; awaiting more gas drilling.


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