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

Over the last 5 years, Oregon has dropped 15 spots on the Best/Worst States for Business list. Here’s a slideshow of the other states who have been steadily in decline.

May 4 2012 by

No 36: Minnesota 

No. 36

Minnesota Loses 14 Spots Since 2008

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment


Based on CEO Survey by

Ranking Change from 2008
2012 Rank— 36
2008 Rank— 22
Total change— -14
Development Trend Indicator—Negative
Divided statehouse stalls progress on tort reform and other business concerns.