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  • Why South Dakota is Top State for Business
    Why South Dakota is Top State for Business

    The cost of doing business was one of the key reasons the Mount Rushmore State captured the top ranking as the best state for business, reports CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • America's Top State for Business: South Dakota
    America's Top State for Business: South Dakota

    CNBC's Scott Cohn announces the winner of this year's "America's Top States for Business"; and speaks with South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard (R), about the cost of doing business in his state.

  • Top States For Business: 2nd Place
    Top States For Business: 2nd Place

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the second of America's Top States for Business is Texas. Texas is a business powerhouse, and the largest industry there is health care, he says.

  • Best of the Best Top States: Third Place
    Best of the Best Top States: Third Place

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports the economy of North Dakota has boosted the state to third place this year. The state is still one of the worst for technology and innovation.

  • Best of the Best Top States:  Fourth Place
    Best of the Best Top States: Fourth Place

    CNBC's Scott Cohn reports that tax reform has helped place Nebraska as one of the best states for business.

  • Top States Showdown:  Tie for Fifth Place
    Top States Showdown: Tie for Fifth Place

    CNBC's Scott Cohn explains why Virginia and Utah are well-positioned for business and economic growth.

  • 7th Annual Top States Study
    7th Annual Top States Study

    CNBC's Scott Cohn breaks down the 10 categories he's using to rank this year's top states for business. Cohn shares 1 hint for this year's winner.

  • Best States for Business
    Best States for Business

    CNBC's Scott Cohn is working to rank all 50 states in 10 categories of competitiveness. A peek inside the study.

  • What It Takes to Become a Top State

    CNBC's Scott Cohn crunches the numbers and shares what it takes to become one of the the top 10 states for business.

  • Top States: The Cost of Being Competitive
    Top States: The Cost of Being Competitive

    How governors have tried to keep states competitive in order to attract businesses, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Top States: The Cost of Being Competitive
    Top States for Business: Economic Growth

    Forty-nine states had real GDP growth last year, CNBC's Scott Cohn reports.

  • Christie's Plan to Get NJ on Top
    Christie's Plan to Get NJ on Top

    CNBC's Scott Cohn is working on this year's "Top States for Business," and New Jersey's Chris Christie has a plan to get New Jersey on top.

  • Top States For Business 2013
    Is Wisconsin Still Open for Business?

    CNBC's Scott Cohn prepares to kick off 2013's "Top States For Business" tour. This year, we can actually measure the impact of the politicians in each state, he says.

  • Can Texas Stay on Top?
    Can Texas Stay on Top?

    In 2012, Texas earned the title of "Top State For Business," but can the state hold to the top spot this year? CNBC's Scott Cohn offers insight on the CNBC competition.

  • Top States For Business 2013
    How Do We Grade the States?

    CNBC annual Top States for Business is coming up. A look at what is measured in comparing states, with CNBC's Scott Cohn.

  • Searching For Top States For Business
    Searching For Top States For Business

    States use a variety of tactics to lure businesses to their state. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on what it takes to be one of America's top states for business.

 

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Top States For Business 2013

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