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How does your state stack up?

Key metrics on business competitiveness

Every state finds its own path to its spot in our rankings. Our exclusive formula scores all 50 states on more than 60 metrics in 10 categories of competitiveness. We weight the categories based on how often states use them as selling points to attract business. That way, we use hard data to measure whether the states live up to their claims. Roll over the bar chart to see how each state scores by category.

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