2013 Best & Worst States for Business State Rankings

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2013 Rank State 2012 Rank 1 Year Change
1 Texas 1 0
2 Florida 2 0
3 North Carolina 3 0
4 Tennessee 4 0
5 Indiana 5 0
6 Arizona 10 4
7 Virginia 6 -1
8 South Carolina 7 -1
9 Nevada 12 3
10 Georgia 8 -2
11 Louisiana 13 2
12 Utah 9 -3
13 Colorado 11 -2
14 Oklahoma 17 3
15 North Dakota 15 0
16 Alabama 21 5
17 Wisconsin 20 3
18 South Dakota 19 1
19 Kansas 23 4
20 Wyoming 16 -4
21 Idaho 18 -3
22 Ohio 35 13
23 Iowa 22 -1
24 Montana 28 4
25 Nebraska 27 2
26 New Hampshire 26 0
27 Delaware 14 -13
28 Arkansas 29 1
29 Kentucky 25 -4
30 Minnesota 36 6
31 Missouri 24 -7
32 New Mexico 33 1
33 Alaska 31 -2
34 West Virginia 34 0
35 Maine 32 -3
36 Washington 37 1
37 Rhode Island 39 2
38 Mississippi 30 -8
39 Vermont 38 -1
40 Oregon 42 2
41 Maryland 40 -1
42 Pennsylvania 43 1
43 Hawaii 41 -2
44 Michigan 46 2
45 Connecticut 44 -1
46 New Jersey 45 -1
47 Massachusetts 47 0
48 Illinois 48 0
49 New York 49 0
50 California 50 0