CNBC's Top States For Business 2010 Countdown—Colorado Is No. 3

Colorado takes the No. 3 spot for the second year in a row, and also improves its overall score by about 50 points (1456).

Top States For Business: Colorado Is No. 3
Top States For Business: Colorado Is No. 3   

Colorado moved up from its 2009 rankings in six of the ten categories, including Workforce, Business Friendliness and Quality of Life.

The Centennial State slipped in the big-point category, Cost of Doing Business, as well as four others, including Economy.

America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report
America's Top States for Business - A CNBC Special Report

In two other categories, Colorado finished in the bottom half.

Complete Rankings: 2009 20082007