Best & Worst States

The Biggest Gains: Rhode Island, Michigan

Rhode Island and Michigan gained the most from last year's Best and Worst States for Business ranking.

Why Young Talent Is Leaving Silicon Valley

Approximately 74 percent of millennials in the Bay Area are currently considering leaving Silicon Valley, according to the Urban Land Institute. Why this shouldn't be a surprise.

Five States To Watch: Texas, Florida, Indiana, Colorado And Alabama

Here are five states that should interest readers of Chief Executive.  

States At The Bottom: Illinois And California

California and Illinois were the two worst states in this year’s Chief Executive Best and Worst States for Business ranking.

Rhode Island Boasts The Biggest Climb In ‘Best States / Worst States’ Rankings

Rhode Island engineered the most dramatic leap of any state in the 2018 Chief Executive “Best States / Worst States for Business” with an approach that is almost always guaranteed to be effective with CEOs: making it much easier to do business.

Alabama Climbs Ranks Due To Automotive And Manufacturing Investment

Thanks to manufacturing investments and its steady flourishing of its digital capabilities, Alabama continued its climb up the ranks of the Chief Executive Best States and Worst States for Business rankings.

A Push In Advanced Manufacturing Illustrates Florida’s Progress

Florida's Orlando region is becoming a hub of optics technology and advanced manufacturing, along with outgrowths of a factory footprint that already was pretty formidable.

Iowa’s Quality, Cost Of Life Draws Millennial Tech Workers

Iowa placed No. 14 in the 2018 Chief Executive “Best States / Worst States for Business” rankings, consistent with its spot over the last few years.

New Hampshire Leaps In Rankings As CEOs, Government Find Unity

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.

North Carolina’s Research Triangle Is Opportune For Businesses

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.
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CEO Optimism At Lowest Level Since Fall Of 2019

Chief Executive’s November CEO Confidence Index shows optimism among America’s CEOs on the decline, as their rating of business conditions one year out drops to two-year low.