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Best & Worst States for Business

How the Technical Talent Factor is Making States Competitive

Massachusetts has been trying to tell everyone something. For eight of the last nine years, it has finished No. 1 in the Beacon Hill Institute’s State Competitiveness Index despite being ranked only No. 25 in the Tax Foundation’s 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index and an abysmal No. 45 in Chief Executive’s 2016 Best & Worst States for Business.

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Understanding the Ins and Outs of State Incentives

When it comes to siting decisions, CEOs will tell you that the most important lures by far are intrinsic things like the location fitting their business model geographically, low taxes, adequate local infrastructure and ample talent that fits their specific needs. However, inducements and incentives can also attract companies to a state or locality.

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The Top 10 States for Manufacturing

Concerns about American manufacturing growth have moved front and center in discussions about both the U.S. economy and presidential politics.

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The 10 Best States for Workforce Quality

CEOs gave Utah the highest rating of all 50 states for workforce quality, with 8.22 out of 10, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.

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10 States with the Most Fortune 500 Headquarters

Hosting the headquarters for America’s largest corporations used to be a pretty good indicator of whether a city and a state were friendly to business. But no more.

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What’s “Good” About the 5 Worst States for Business

Underneath all that red tape and high taxes, here are a few reasons why some companies will never move, no matter what ranking, good or bad, their home state gets. Here are the 5 worst states for business from Chief Executive’s 2016 ranking and something CEOs should know that’s good about each of them.

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The 10 Top States by GDP

America’s traditional economic powerhouse states lie on the fringes of the national map, and produce the largest Gross Domestic Product. But it’s states in Flyover Country that have been experiencing the biggest relative increases in GDP, according to the latest figures.

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The 10 Best States for High Tech

Digital technology steers economic growth in the United States now as never before. Every company must become a “tech company” to some degree, as the digitization of each industry proceeds apace.

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