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 21: Alabama 

No. 21

Alabama Loses 9 Spots Since 2008

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment


Based on CEO Survey by

Ranking Change from 2008
2012 Rank— 21
2008 Rank— 12
Total change— -9
Development Trend Indicator—Positive
Change in political control unleashes efforts to tack businesses’ concerns.
CEO Comments
“Georgia high Premium taxes. Florida bad business inviorment for insurance companies with tough regulations. Alabama still has some areas where the courts are controlled by plaintiff judges and do not give fair decisions.”