Data & Research

Rankings

1st

Best Place in the World to Do Business in Oil and Gas

  • Fraser Institute, Global Petroleum Survey 2012

Cost of Living

  • CNBC, America's Top States for Business

3rd

Economic Climate Rank

  • Forbes, The Best States for Business and Careers

Job Growth Leaders

  • Business Facilities, Rankings Report 2012

Friendliest State Toward Small Business

  • Thumbtack.com & Kauffman Foundation

4th

Quality of Life

  • Business Facilities, Rankings Report

Cost of Doing Business

  • CNBC, America's Top States for Business

5th

Tax Environment for New Firms

  • Praxis Strategy Group, Enterprising States: Policies that Produce

6th

Lowest Cost of Labor

  • Business Facilities, Rankings Report 2012

Business Costs Rank

  • Forbes, The Best States for Business and Careers

7th

Corporate Tax Rank

  • U.S. Tax Foundations, 2012 State Business Tax Climate Index

10th

Employment Leaders

  • Business Facilities, Rankings Report

Job Generating States

  • CNBC, Top Job-generating States

Top 10 States for Doing Business

  • Area Development, 2012 Top States for Doing Business