CNBC unveils its 12th annual America's Top States for Business ranking, scoring all 50 states on 10 key measures of competitiveness. » Read More
By: Scott Cohn
Texas claims the top spot in CNBC's 2018 America’s Top States for Business rankings. The energy sector is turbocharging the state's $1.6 trillion economy. » Read More
Washington state is seeing the impact of President Donald Trump's tariffs, with businesses putting investment decisions "on hold" until the nation's trade conflicts are resolved, Democratic Gov. Jay Inslee told CNBC. » Read More
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We think of the 50 states as being divided by red or blue political leanings, but each state has a more deeply rooted psychology, with centuries of history that controls whether it rises or falls.
New York is America's most improved state for business, increasing in the CNBC ranking by 11 spots.
Tilman Fertitta, Landry's CEO and Houston Rockets owner talks about Texas' strengths that make it the top state for business.
Gov. Greg Abbott urges President Trump to implement a U.S. trade policy that won't hurt The Lone Star State's economic growth.
Washington state, home to corporate giants like Boeing and Amazon, also has a huge agriculture industry, and those farm workers will suffer in a trade war, says Gov. Jay Inslee.
Legalizing sports betting and recreational marijuana could potentially generate hundreds of millions in much needed revenue by creating thousands of jobs and promoting tourism. But some serious legislative hurdles must be vaulted first.
Scott Cohn takes a look at those states which took top grades in categories such as workforce education, infrastructure, economy, quality of life, technology and more.
Scott Cohn sits down with Gov. Greg Abbott (R-Texas,) to talk about business opportunities in the Lone Star State, health care and education concerns and why he broke with President Trump on NAFTA and tariffs.
CNBC ranks the top 10 states to live in 2018. They get the top marks for low crime, inclusiveness, a strong health system and a healthy environment.
CNBC's 2018 America's Top States for Business, announced Tuesday, reveals new insight into the strengths and weaknesses of city finalists vying for Amazon's coveted $5 billion second headquarters.
Over decades a flood of refugees have helped revitalize Utica, New York's Rust Belt economy, while adding cultural diversity to the city's social fabric.
Alaska plummets to the bottom of CNBC's Top States for Business in 2018, plagued by a budget crisis and high unemployment.
New York and Idaho showed the most improvement in CNBC's 2018 America's Top States for Business study, while North Dakota suffered the biggest decline, due to rising oil prices that hurt its shale oil industry.
The cost of living in the U.S. can vary drastically from state to state. CNBC has ranked the top 10 states that will cost you the most in 2018.
From lack of health care and attractions to high crime rates and disease, these are the worst states in the U.S. for quality of life.
The war between the states for business and jobs has never been more intense. Nor has it ever been more complicated, thanks to worker shortages, immigration crackdowns, trade tensions and tax reforms. Then there are this November’s elections, with 36 states choosing governors. But what gives some states the edge and leaves others bringing up the rear? America’s Top States for Business will put it all in perspective.
Every year since 2007, CNBC’s exclusive study has ranked all 50 states based on their scores in ten categories of competitiveness. This year’s study subjects the states to 64 metrics across those categories. The tried and true methodology rates the states based on the attributes that matter most to business. To do that, we scour every state’s economic development marketing materials to see what they are pitching to business. The more frequently a selling point appears, the more weight it carries in the study.
CNBC unveils its 12th annual America's Top States for Business study. See where your state ranks in 2018.
CNBC unveils its 11th annual America's Top States for Business ranking for 2017, scoring all 50 states on 10 key measures of competitiveness.
CNBC unveils its 10th annual America's Top States for Business ranking, scoring all 50 states on 10 key measures of competitiveness.
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