New Hampshire performed well in the 2018 Chief Executive “Best States / Worst States for Business” and had the best showing by far among the New England states.
The Research Triangle in North Carolina is a major reason why the state has been one of Chief Executive’s highest ranking “Best and Worst States for Business” for many years.
Illinois ranked No. 48 in the 2018 Chief Executive “Best States / Worst States for Business,” a spot that it has occupied for about a decade straight.
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.