Companies and states agree: The most important factor in deciding where to set up shop these days is a smart, skilled workforce. And one of the best ways to develop that workforce is education. In our America's Top States for Business study, the Education category spans kindergarten through college and beyond and is worth a possible 200 out of 2,500 points. You can see our complete methodology and sources here. This year these states move to the head of the class — America's smartest states for 2017.