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Gov. Greg Abbott urges President Trump to implement a U.S. trade policy that won't hurt The Lone Star State's economic growth.
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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.
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Home prices in Washington state rose nearly 4% in the first quarter, the most in the nation, and more than 13% from one year ago. Experts say the market is now vulnerable to rising interest rates and job losses due to tariffs.
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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.