Best/Worst States for Business 2012: Biggest Gains from 2011

No. 15 North Dakota Gains 6 Spots in 2012 Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey [...]

May 2 2012 by ChiefExecutive.net


No 15: North Dakota

No. 15

North Dakota Gains 6 Spots in 2012

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Ranking Change from 2011
2012 Rank— 15
2011 Rank— 21
Total change— 6
Development Trend Indicator—Positive
Drilling makes frothy economy ever better, creating growth and opportunity.
CEO Comments
“North Dakota and Texas clearly provide the best business climate due primarily to limited and sensible regulations and taxation.”