Posts Tagged ‘best states for business’

Utah Tops Forbes Best States for Business List

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

For the third year in a row, Utah is number one on the Forbes list of Best States for Business. The ranking is based on six factors: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects, and quality of life. Some of Utah’s benefits for businesses are: a low corporate tax rate (5%), a young labor force (median age 29), and a relatively free regulatory climate (few frivolous lawsuits are rewarded).

View the full list of Best States for Business here.

Related: Mercatus Center’s list of Freedom in the States, ranked by economic and personal freedom.

The Best and Worst States for Business

Monday, May 9th, 2011

Chief Executive surveyed 550 CEOs, asking them to rank each state in the U.S. based on taxation and regulations, workforce quality, and living environment.

Click here for the results of the survey, including an explanation of the methodology and a color-coded U.S. map.