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2014 Best & Worst States

What Governors Say About Their States Best/Worst Ranking

Keeping and chasing jobs remains a top priority for America’s governors. Chief Executive sought responses from governors on how their states are ranked in the 2013 version of the magazine’s increasingly influential annual, “Best States / Worst States for Business” ranking. To vote in the 2014 survey click on this link : Best/Worst Survey

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State Economies Are Improving in the Upper Great Lakes

The Great Lakes states are riding a manufacturing boom, an increasingly right-to-work environment and the business-friendly campaigns and policies of Republican governors. Can they claw their way back into the economic-development derby and spark above-average growth despite a slow national economy?

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Colorado is the 13th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Utah Next State: Oklahoma No. 13Colorado Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 1.9 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.4 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 7.5 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -0.3 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 31,195 Rank: 5 State ...

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Hawaii is the 43rd Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Pennsylvania Next State: Michigan No. 43Hawaii Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: -0.2 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -1.7 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 5.1 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -2.7 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -2,320 Rank: 33 State ...

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Minnesota is the 30th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Kentucky Next State: Missouri No. 30Minnesota Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 1.2 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -0.3 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 5.4 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -2.4 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -8,073 Rank: 39 State ...

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Eight State Advocate CEOs

More CEOs and business owners are going to bat for their cities and states, boosting economic-development efforts to benefit everyone they live around, as well as their own enterprises. Here are eight exemplars of this trend:

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Maryland is the 41st Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Oregon Next State: Pennsylvania No. 41Maryland Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 0.9 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -0.6 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 6.7 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -1.1 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -2,994 Rank: 34 State ...

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