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America's Top States For Business 2013

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  • Texas falls to No. 2 among Top Business States Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 2:53 PM ET

    Texas, which has never finished below No. 2 in CNBC's Top States for Business, drops from first to second in 2013.

  • North Dakota moves up to No. 3 State for Business Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 1:54 PM ET
    Fargo, North Dakota

    North Dakota moves up from fifth place to third place in the Top States for Business 2013, as shale oil continues its creation of a new economic powerhouse.

  • Nebraska rises to no. 4 Top State for Business Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 12:01 PM ET
    Omaha, Neb.

    Nebraska cracks the top five in CNBC's Top States for Business for the first time, landing at No. 4 in 2013, thanks to a high score for business friendliness.

  • The No. 5 Top State for Business Is...It's a Tie! Tuesday, 9 Jul 2013 | 11:38 AM ET
    Richmond. Va.

    Virginia and Utah finish in a tie at No. 5 in CNBC's Top States for Business 2013. The first top-five tie in Top State history is a bit of comedown for three time champ Virginia.

  • States control your health-care fate, not Obama Sunday, 7 Jul 2013 | 9:00 AM ET
    Chief pharmacist Ali A. Yasin (L) injects Juan Castro (R) with influenza vaccine as assistant Agripinno Camiolo looks on at New York City Pharmacy in Manhattan.

    Tens of millions of individuals and small businesses planning to buy health insurance under the new exchanges will find U.S. states controlling their fate, not President Obama.

  • States battle for business with fatter war chests Monday, 1 Jul 2013 | 7:30 AM ET

    Fighting to attract business—and jobs—takes money. And this year, states finally have some more ammunition to bring into battle.

  • The new geography of American prosperity Monday, 8 Jul 2013 | 10:12 AM ET
    Meredith Whitney

    The reality today is that all things are not equal among states. Americans migrate toward job growth, and job growth in some states is undeniably outpacing job growth in others.

  • Top US states for new manufacturing jobs Tuesday, 25 Jun 2013 | 8:45 AM ET
    A welder builds parts for finished petroleum tanks at Southern Tank and Manufacturing Inc. in Owensboro, Kentucky, U.S.

    Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.

  • How shale oil boom is ‘fracking’ the old order Thursday, 20 Jun 2013 | 6:12 AM ET
    An Alpha Oil & Gas crew building a 10-inch gas pipeline near Watford City, N.D.

    When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.

  • States bring renewed swagger to Top States 2013 Wednesday, 22 May 2013 | 7:46 AM ET

    CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.

 

  • Scott Cohn develops in-depth features, special reports and documentaries for CNBC and CNBC.com.

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