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CEOs Weigh In On Best, Worst States To Do Business – 2008

Texas, Nevada, North Carolina Top List as Best States California, New York, Michigan Are the Worst

Chief Executive Best & Worst States January 22 2008

Texas Tops List of Business-Friendly States Survey


Chief Executive Best & Worst States January 1 2005

What Keeps Texas on Top

Texas is booming these days, thanks to the presence of the University of Texas, major technology companies, such as Dell and Samsung Electronics, a lively entertainment and gaming scene, art exhibits, food trailers, and clubs and bars aplenty.

William J. Holstein Best & Worst States May 2 2012

Will Wisconsin Rise Again?

The Badger State keeps rising in the Chief Executive Best States/Worst States list, and that’s got Wisconsin businesses cheering—as well as investing.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 2 2012

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

Best and Worst States for Start-Ups 2012

Figuring out how to nurture startups has never been more important to the U.S. economy or those of its states. Here are the best and worst states for start-ups in 2012.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 2 2012

What Really Motivates CEOs to Invest in Some States and Not Others

Do CEOs like to expand and establish companies especially in states with high poverty rates? The question has emerged in some quarters as a criticism of how CEOs surveyed by Chief Executive determined their choices for the magazine’s “Best States” and “Worst States” for doing business, in the May-June issue.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 29 2012

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:

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 6 2013

Playing the Incentives Game

Who do tax breaks and financial perks really help?

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 6 2013

California Dreaming?

How the Golden State is hoping to improve its reputation with businesses.

Dale Buss Best & Worst States May 6 2013

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