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Locales leading the league

We score all 50 states on more than 60 metrics in 10 categories of competitiveness. These include Workforce, Cost of Living, Cost of Doing Business, Infrastructure, Economy, Quality of Life, Technology and Innovation, Education, Business Friendliness and Access to Capital. You can view our complete rankings and methodology here, but these are the states that scored highest—America's Top States for Business 2015. The list of state leaders may surprise you.

—By CNBC's Scott Cohn
Posted 24 June 2015

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