How CEOs Grade the Best/Worst States: 2014

Here's a look at how our CEOs graded the states for this year's survey. For additional reference are other important state statistics.

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2015 Top 40 Public Companies

    
2015 Rank2014 Rank
1General Electric/Jeffrey Immelt-3P&G/A.G. Lafley
2IBM/Virginia Rometty-2IBM/Virginia Rometty
3P&G/A.G. Lafley-1General Electric/Jeffrey Immelt
4EMC/Joseph Tucci-26Accenture/Pierre Nanterme
5Verizon Communications/Lowell McAdam-14Unilever/Paul Polman
6VF Corporation/Eric Wiseman-11Dow Chemical/Andrew Liveris
7Southwest Airlines/Gary Kelly-18McDonald’s/Donald Thompson
8Wipro Ltd./T.K. KurienMonsanto/Hugh Grant
9The Cooper Companies/Robert Weiss-36Hormel Foods/Jeffrey Ettinger
10Dow Chemical/Andrew Liveris-6General Mills/Kendall Powell
113M/Inge Thulin-23VF Corporation/Eric Wiseman
12Xerox/Ursula BurnsW.W. Grainger/James Ryan
13Ingersoll Rand/Michael Lamach-10Caterpillar/Douglas Oberhelman
14General Mills/Ken Powell-9Verizon Communications/Lowell McAdam
15Hormel Foods/Jeffrey EttingerTJX Companies/Carol Meyrowitz
16Esterline/Curtis Reusser-40Sprint/Daniel Hesse
17Arthur J. Gallagher/J. Patrick GallagherMaxim Integrated/Tunc Doluca
18Sprint/Marcelo Claure-16Southwest Airlines/Gary Kelly
19Maxim Integrated/Tunc Doluca-17Dentsply International/Bret Wise
20Accenture/Pierre Nanterme-4ADP/Carlos Rodriguez
21Caterpillar/Doug Oberhelman-13HNI/Stan Askren
22Nielsen/Mitch BarnsMcKesson/John Hammerman
23Hitachi Data Systems/Jack Domme3M/Inge Thulin
24Ball Corporation/John HayesKonecranes/Pekka Lundmark
25Cardinal Health/George Barrett-27Ecolab/Douglas Baker
26Coca-Cola Enterprises/John BrockEMC Insurance/Bruce Kelley
27Huntington Bancshares/Stephen Steinour-37Cardinal Health/George Barrett
28Dentsply International/Bret Wise-19Green Mountain Coffee Roasters/Brian Kelley
29Royal Caribbean Cruises/Adam GoldsteinRPM International/Frank Sullivan
30Salesforce/Marco BenioffEmerson Electric/David Farr
31Bristow Group/Jonathan BaliffComcast/Brian Roberts
32HCL Technologies, Ltd./Anant GuptaShoppers Drug Mart/Dominic Pilla
33Tata Group/Cyrus MistryBarnes Group/Patrick Dempsey
34Shoppers Drug Mart/Dominic Pilla-32Cash America International/Daniel Feehan
35Hyatt Hotels/Mark HoplamazianDangote Cement/Aliko Dangote
36Ecolab/Douglas Baker-25The Cooper Companies/Robert Weiss
37Paychex/Martin Mucci-39Huntington Bancshares/Stephen Steinour
38Hewlett-Packard/Meg WhitmanCitigroup/Michael Corbat
39Harman International/Dinesh PaliwalPaychex/Martin Mucci
40Monsanto/Hugh Grant-8Esterline/Curtis Reusser

Sources: Sources: 1Chief Executive Magazine, 2Bureau of Economic Analysis, 3Bureau of Labor Statistics, 4NewGeography.com, 5,6The Tax Foundation

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