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The 10 worst states for business in America in 2015

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Life at the bottom

We score all 50 states on more than 60 metrics in 10 categories of competitiveness. These include skilled workforce, cost of doing business, access to capital, infrastructure and economy. You can see our complete rankings and methodology here. These 10 states brought up the rear of our 2015 list, even though many offered a good quality of life.

—By CNBC's Scott Cohn
Posted 24 June 2015

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