America's Top States for Business 2014

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  • Dirk Bak

    If there is a silver lining to Minnesota's current business climate, it's that the legislature was forced to repeal biz sales taxes.

  • What it takes to be CNBC's 'Top State'

    Where is the top state for business in America? CNBC's Scott Cohn explains the process behind the CNBC study and reveals a clue to the winner.

  • High-tech business formation is happening in those states funneling dollars to R&D. Here's a look at states on the forefront of change.

  • The annual National Space Symposium in Colorado Springs, Colorado

    Colorado is trying to outbid rival states like Florida and New Mexico for a bigger slice of the commercial aerospace industry pie.

  • The recovery is taking hold. Companies are hiring. State finances are looking up. Time for things to get nasty as states vie for business.

  • CNBC's 'Top States for Business' study

    Where is the top state for business in America? CNBC's Scott Cohn explains the methodology behind CNBC's study.

  • Flying utility drone spraying pesticide over a cornfield

    California and Florida are among states at the forefront of agricultural innovation. The field is growing as demand for food booms.

  • CNBC reveals America's Top State for Business on 2014 on Tuesday — not that that stopped Twitter from trying to guess which state topped the list.

  • Does your state have what it takes to be a Top State?

    CNBC's Scott Cohn takes a look at the methodology behind CNBC's 2014 "Top State for Business" study.

  • New York, top state for business?

    CNBC's Scott Cohn says New York is advertising for business in the state everywhere. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made competitiveness a priority.

  • Bottles of the Sriracha hot sauce travel down a conveyor belt at the Huy Fong Foods Inc. facility in Irwindale, California.

    Sriracha hot sauce maker Huy Fong Foods has been feeling the heat in Irwindale, California, over whether the factory emits spicy smells that harm the neighbors. CNBC's Scott Cohn and Rep. Jason Villalba (R-Texas), discuss why Texas is wooing the company hoping to net a new deal and jobs.

  • Where did your state rank last year? How will it stack up in 2014? America's Top States for Business is coming this June.

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  • TUNE-IN TODAY: CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast the results of its eighth annual study of America’s Top States for Business

 

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