We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input by a broad along with diverse array of business along with policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council, YPO along with the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. Then we separate those metrics into 10 broad categories, weighted based on how frequently each can be used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials. of which way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves. This kind of year some states were tied. Learn more about our categories along with methodology.
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