Texas Is America's Top State for Business 2012
This year’s bottom state for Business, for a second straight year, is Rhode Island. The state finishes at or near the bottom for Infrastructure (50), Economy (49) and Business Friendliness (49). It's an expensive state in which to do business (45) and to live (44). The state also plunged in the Workforce (46/26) rankings.
But perhaps owing to the adage “buy low, sell high,” Rhode Island is seeing a small surge in investment, moving up in Access to Capital (10/35).
How does your state stack up? Check out our complete rankings. And just as you do every year, be sure to tell us what you think.