While the top (Texas, Florida) and the bottom (just guess) of our annual rankings remain unchanged, what has changed are the stakes, with a growing number of CEOs we polled open to a post-Covid change of locale. Governors, take note.
The February storm and power system collapse haven’t hurt the Lone Star State’s #1 ranking spot. Says Gov. Greg Abbott, “People know one-off events occur, and what matters most is what our response is.”
Many CEOs in the Golden State—particularly those who make things—are running as fast as they can.