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2014 Best & Worst States

Wisconsin is the 17th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Alabama Next State: South Dakota No. 17Wisconsin Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 1.1 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -0.4 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 6.7 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -1.1 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -10,990 Rank: 41 ...

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Maine is the 35th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: West Virginia Next State: Washington No. 35Maine Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: -0.4 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -1.9 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 7.2 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -0.6 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -1,000 Rank: 30 ...

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New Mexico is the 32nd Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Missouri Next State: Alaska No. 32New Mexico 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%): -1.3 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 6.6 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -1.2 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 2,202 Rank: 22 ...

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New Jersey is the 46th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Connecticut Next State: Massachusetts No. 46New Jersey Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: -0.5 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -2.0 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 9.5 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): 1.7 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -54,098 Rank: 47 ...

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Pennsylvania is the 42nd Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Maryland Next State: Hawaii No. 42Pennsylvania 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 %: 7.9 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): 0.1 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -1,121 Rank: 31 State ...

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North Dakota is the 15th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Oklahoma Next State: Alabama No. 15North Dakota Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 7.6 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 6.1 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 3.2 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -4.6 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 6,368 Rank: 15 ...

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South Carolina is the 8th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Virginia Next State: Nevada No. 8South Carolina 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 %: 8.6 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): 0.8 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 22,013 Rank: 6 ...

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Kansas is the 19th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: South Dakota Next State: Wyoming No. 19Kansas Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 0.5 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): -1.0 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 5.5 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -2.3 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: -7,928 Rank: 38 ...

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Arizona is the 6th Best State for Business 2013

Previous State: Indiana Next State: Virginia No. 6Arizona Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 1.5 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 0.0 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 7.9 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): 0.1 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 13,150 Rank: 11 State ...

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Texas is the Best State for Business 2013

Next State: Florida No. 1 Texas Taxations & Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Key Metrics State GDP  % Growth ’10-’11: 3.3 % Growth ’10-’11 v. Nat’l Avg. (1.5%): 1.8 Unemployment Unemployment Rate Dec. 2012 %: 6.2 Comparison with Nat’l Rate (7.80%): -1.6 Domestic Migration Domestic Net Migration ’10-’11: 145,315 Rank: 1 State Government Debt ...

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