South Dakota soars to the top spot in CNBC's annual survey of the Top States for Business. What other surprises are in store? » Read More
To determine America's Top States for Business for Quality of Life, we looked at a variety of factors, including crime, health care, local attractions and environmental quality.
More than a couple of states can make a case for most-improved status in the areas of Economy, Infrastructure, Workforce and Business Friendliness.
Life's not always a beach in Hawaii: The Aloha State is ranked as America's Worst State for Business in America 2013.
Texas, which has never finished below No. 2 in CNBC's Top States for Business, drops from first to second in 2013.
North Dakota moves up from fifth place to third place in the Top States for Business 2013, as shale oil continues its creation of a new economic powerhouse.
Nebraska cracks the top five in CNBC's Top States for Business for the first time, landing at No. 4 in 2013, thanks to a high score for business friendliness.
Virginia and Utah finish in a tie at No. 5 in CNBC's Top States for Business 2013. The first top-five tie in Top State history is a bit of comedown for three time champ Virginia.
Tens of millions of individuals and small businesses planning to buy health insurance under the new exchanges will find U.S. states controlling their fate, not President Obama.
Fighting to attract business—and jobs—takes money. And this year, states finally have some more ammunition to bring into battle.
The reality today is that all things are not equal among states. Americans migrate toward job growth, and job growth in some states is undeniably outpacing job growth in others.
Which are the top states for the creation manufacturing jobs? Here's the countdown.
When we launched Top States for Business in 2007, North Dakota was nowhere on the list. Now it's growth and employment numbers are the envy of the nation.
CNBC has been ranking all 50 states for competitiveness since 2007. This year's report comes as states continue to get back in fighting shape—fighting for jobs, that is.
The Fiat/Chrysler affiliate Magneti Marelli is bringing 800 new jobs to Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam says.
Delaware is attracting new businesses in leading manufacturing operations, Gov. Jack Markell says.
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says diverse incentives make the Cowboy State a "Top State" for business.
South Dakota is the winner of the annual "America's Top States for Business" study. CNBC's Scott Cohn reports on the state's economy and its stunning views.
CNBC's Scott Cohn reveals how other states fared when it came to their workforce, including a look at education level, retraining programs and union membership.
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.