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 12: Nevada 

No. 12

Nevada Loses 10 Spots Since 2008

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment


Based on CEO Survey by

Ranking Change from 2008
2012 Rank— 12
2008 Rank— 2
Total change— -10
Development Trend Indicator—Positive
New Gov. Sandoval whacks regulations to try to jump-start moribund economy.
CEO Comments
“Nevada and Texas are by far the best states from a tax perspective.” 

“[California] state regulations…result is an evironment which has driven thousands of business out of state or out of business altogether in the past decade. Many business that go out of state go to either Nevada or Texas.”