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What CEOs Prioritize When Ranking a State

In rating each state in three general categories, Tax & Regulation, Workforce Quality and Living Environment, CEOs measured each against five to six subcategories. Here they are.

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States May 1 2012
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VIDEO: Editor-in-Chief JP Donlon Outlines Reactions to the Best/Worst States for Business

Reactions to Chief Executive magazine’s Best/Worst States for Business have been across the board. Texans were pleased to take home their 7th consecutive title, whereas Californians have vowed to fix their poor ranking.

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States August 15 2011

States React to Poor Rankings from CEOs

While there were clear winners in Chief Executive’s Best/Worst States for Business, it was also clear which states have fallen out of favor with CEOs. Those who ranked poorly had something to say about it. Some saw the results as a catalyst for change while others disagreed with CEO opinions. Here’s what they had to say.

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States May 25 2011

States React to High Rankings from CEOs

There have been many reactions to the release of Chief Executive magazine’s Best/Worst States for Business 2011. Here, top-scorers react to their rankings and make goals for the future. Florida Governor Rick Scott even warns Texas Governor Rick Perry, “watch your back.” Florida’s aim: to take the top spot next year.

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States May 24 2011

The State of the States

Past surveys have distinguished a group of emerging leaders in corporate site selection. These days, the winners are Utah, Arizona, Texas, and Tennessee, but the competition is fierce. The battle for the business of businesses is intensifying. What can states do to make it into the top tier?

Dale Buss Best & Worst States , Election Center May 6 2011
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Best/Worst States for Business 2011

Texas reigns supreme for the seventh consecutive year in our annual Best and Worst States for Business survey. Over 550 CEOs ranked and graded the states on their overall business-friendliness. Rounding out the top three are North Carolina and Florida, while once again California landed at the bottom.

JP Donlon Best & Worst States , Election Center , Election Center May 3 2011

Illinois

No. 48 Illinois Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics Taxation and [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States May 3 2011

New Jersey

No. 47 New Jersey Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics Taxation [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States May 3 2011

Massachusetts

No. 45 Massachusetts Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics Taxation and [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States May 3 2011

Michigan

No. 46 Michigan Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics Taxation and [...]

ChiefExecutive.net Best & Worst States May 3 2011

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