2. Which state has finished in the overall top ten of the rankings each year but never finished first in any single individual category?
Virginia took the number one spot in CNBC’s “Top States For Business” rankings in both 2007 and 2009, while finishing second in in 2008 and 2010. Though it made the top ten in several individual categories, first place was not among them.
Source: America's Top States for Business 2009