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The Best (And Worst) US States For Business In 2019 | CEOWORLD magazine

Virginia has been recognized as the best US state for business in 2019, according to the experts at CNBC, while Texas and North Carolina placed second and third, respectively. The 2019 rankings placed Utah in fourth ahead of Washington into fifth; while Georgia ranked sixth and Minnesota seventh.

Overall, among the top 10 best US states for business in 2019, the eighth, ninth, and tenth positions are held by Nebraska, Colorado, and Ohio. Last year, Virginia ranked number four on the list.

The study ranked all 50 US states based on their scores in 10 categories of competitiveness: workforce; economy; infrastructure; the cost of doing business; quality of life; education; technology and innovation; business friendliness; access to capital; and cost of living.

Meanwhile, Rhode Island has been crowned the worst state in America for business in 2019.

Rank US States Workforce Economy Infrastructure Cost of Doing Business Quality of Life Education Tech And Innovation Business Friendliness Access to Capital Cost of Living
1 Virginia 1 16 13 35 17 1 17 3 15 32
2 Texas 4 4 8 19 37 39 10 17 3 12
3 North Carolina 7 1 17 21 35 21 9 17 6 19
4 Utah 18 3 17 18 9 20 21 13 19 25
5 Washington 3 5 39 32 5 11 2 35 9 38
6 Georgia 11 15 5 28 25 23 16 16 10 11
7 Minnesota 13 23 9 39 3 3 7 28 17 31
8 Nebraska 26 9 22 5 15 6 33 10 41 17
9 Colorado 8 21 35 37 7 17 7 11 11 34
10 Ohio 17 30 4 8 34 11 13 32 13 15
11 Indiana 29 17 1 4 44 32 30 4 21 9
12 Florida 15 10 12 29 24 39 20 12 4 30
13 Tennessee 32 5 5 17 48 28 23 7 23 6
14 Massachusetts 5 18 48 47 10 1 3 14 6 47
15 Wisconsin 20 20 24 20 26 5 19 26 25 23
16 Iowa 34 13 32 10 13 17 26 24 32 13
17 North Dakota 24 31 21 25 4 9 42 5 47 29
18 Idaho 42 2 28 12 21 47 37 6 38 20
19 Kansas 21 32 3 23 35 21 31 8 28 8
20 Arizona 2 12 13 41 37 47 23 9 18 24
21 South Dakota 47 8 37 2 21 27 47 2 45 27
22 Oregon 19 7 22 31 16 36 12 43 23 45
23 Missouri 38 24 7 8 43 14 22 27 22 4
24 Michigan 23 24 33 27 31 43 6 22 16 5
25 New Hampshire 8 34 45 40 5 13 29 1 35 37
26 Wyoming 35 27 15 15 12 15 49 24 48 10
27 New York 29 14 44 42 13 7 4 49 2 48
28 Pennsylvania 31 39 24 30 32 9 13 29 6 28
29 Nevada 48 11 11 15 28 45 44 17 27 36
30 Illinois 12 45 16 34 33 33 11 40 5 22
31 Maryland 6 35 41 46 27 23 5 31 14 46
32 California 10 19 33 50 17 30 1 50 1 49
33 Montana 37 40 29 11 7 34 39 23 40 33
34 South Carolina 28 22 30 24 41 29 32 35 26 26
35 Connecticut 15 43 43 43 20 8 18 21 20 43
36 New Jersey 14 40 39 45 11 4 15 45 12 41
37 Alabama 35 27 10 22 49 37 34 37 30 6
38 Delaware 24 24 31 38 30 35 23 33 35 35
39 Kentucky 40 46 2 1 40 31 36 45 29 13
40 Vermont 50 44 24 36 2 15 27 34 45 40
41 New Mexico 21 27 24 26 44 45 37 44 35 15
42 Arkansas 39 36 20 3 50 41 44 37 33 3
43 Oklahoma 49 40 17 13 46 50 46 15 30 2
44 Maine 45 37 47 32 19 19 35 29 42 39
45 West Virginia 44 33 35 6 39 42 50 48 48 21
46 Louisiana 41 49 42 13 47 37 42 39 33 18
47 Alaska 27 38 46 48 23 49 41 20 50 44
48 Mississippi 42 50 38 6 42 44 48 47 42 1
49 Hawaii 46 47 49 49 1 26 40 42 44 50
50 Rhode Island 32 48 50 44 28 25 27 40 39 41

These are the top 10 best US states for business in 2019


These are the top 10 worst US states for business in 2019


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