Colorado has parlayed its reputation for a great living environment into a huge leap upward in the 2018 Chief Executive “Best States / Worst States for Business” ranking.
While the Southeast is sometimes overlooked in national conversations about economic development, it is a powerhouse of manufacturing economic growth, home to two of the country’s fastest-growing state economies and lures investment with a low cost of living and engaged workers.
New Mexico has remained in the middling ranks of state business climates for a few years, but Governor Susana Martinez has been making a concerted effort to attract CEO attention and company locations since she took office in January 2011.
Reno is suddenly as hot as a firecracker.
Why some areas of the country thrive while others see businesses atrophy and people flee at alarming rates
Massachusetts has been trying to tell everyone something. For eight of the last nine years, it has finished No. 1 in the Beacon Hill Institute’s State Competitiveness Index despite being ranked only No. 25 in the Tax Foundation’s 2016 State Business Tax Climate Index and an abysmal No. 45 in Chief Executive’s 2016 Best & Worst States for Business.
Concerns about American manufacturing growth have moved front and center in discussions about both the U.S. economy and presidential politics.
CEOs gave Utah the highest rating of all 50 states for workforce quality, with 8.22 out of 10, on a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the highest.
Hosting the headquarters for America’s largest corporations used to be a pretty good indicator of whether a city and a state were friendly to business. But no more.
Underneath all that red tape and high taxes, here are a few reasons why some companies will never move, no matter what ranking, good or bad, their home state gets. Here are the 5 worst states for business from Chief Executive’s 2016 ranking and something CEOs should know that’s good about each of them.