10 Best States for Business

No. 8Nevada

Relative job growth slides as Nevada’s education-funding initiative threatens progress. But it capped off decade of experiencing the largest positive change in any state’s entrepreneurial activity rate.

Governor: Brian Sandoval (Republican)
Tax Foundation rank: 3
ALEC-Laffer Economic Outlook rank: 13
Kauffman Foundation Index of Entrepreneurial Activity (2012) rank: 10
Total Nonfarm Employment Percentage Growth (2013): 11
Economic-development contact: Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development, 800/336-1600, www.diversifynevada.com; Steve Hill, Director

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