2018 Best & Worst States For Business

State
2018
Change 2017-2018
2017
Taxation and Regulation
Workforce Quality
Living Enviroment
Texas
1
0
1
3
4
9
Florida
2
0
2
5
22
5
North Carolina (Tie)
3
0
3
20
5
6
South Carolina (Tie)
3
1
4
10
14
7
Indiana
5
0
5
12
8
12
Tennessee
6
1
7
9
18
14
Georgia
7
1
8
14
16
8
Colorado
8
5
13
27
10
1
Arizona
9
0
9
18
9
4
Ohio
10
1
11
23
21
25
Utah
11
1
12
8
2
2
Nevada
12
-6
6
4
23
31
Wisconsin
13
-3
10
19
6
17
Iowa
14
0
14
6
1
19
Virginia
15
0
15
24
11
21
South Dakota
16
5
21
1
7
18
Alabama
17
2
19
15
35
29
Wyoming
18
6
24
2
30
11
Kansas
19
8
27
22
12
22
Delaware
20
-4
16
17
3
12
Oklahoma
21
-4
17
13
19
26
Arkansas
22
1
23
30
39
41
Montana
23
3
26
7
19
16
New Hampshire
24
7
31
25
17
3
Kentucky
25
-3
22
26
40
20
Nebraska
26
-6
20
21
13
15
Michigan
27
9
36
33
36
36
Idaho
28
-10
18
16
30
28
North Dakota
29
-1
28
11
25
39
Missouri
30
-5
25
28
32
36
Pennsylvania
31
-2
29
38
27
30
Rhode Island
32
10
42
36
29
24
Louisiana
33
0
33
32
42
35
New Mexico
34
-4
30
34
45
41
Maine
35
0
35
43
47
45
Mississippi
36
-4
32
29
46
43
West Virginia
37
0
37
35
50
48
Maryland
38
3
41
41
28
32
Vermont
39
1
40
40
44
38
Minnesota
40
-2
38
39
15
33
Hawaii
41
2
43
45
49
10
Washington
42
-3
39
37
26
27
Alaska
43
-9
34
31
48
50
Oregon
44
0
44
42
43
23
Massachusetts
45
0
45
44
24
40
Connecticut
46
0
46
49
38
46
New Jersey
47
0
47
47
41
49
Illinois
48
0
48
46
37
44
New York
49
0
49
48
34
47
California
50
0
50
50
33
34