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THE BEST STATES
For Business
B Y   C A R O L E   A R G O
BACKGROUND
When you’re looking to break into a new
industry or open a new business, there is a
lot to consider.
You have t...
LOCATION
A perhaps vastly under noted piece of
building your own business isn’t even a
piece of the business itself–where ...
THE BEST
States for Business
5. COLORADO
Business Cost: 40
Labor Supply: 1
Regulatory Environment: 9
Colorado is home to 10 of
2016’s Fortune 500 compa...
4. TEXAS
Business Cost: 4
Labor Supply: 8
Regulatory Environment: 25
Texas finished first in overall
economic climate rank...
3. NEBRASKA
Business Cost: 9
Labor Supply: 20
Regulatory Environment: 1
Two of healthcare companies in
Nebraska–Atlas MedS...
2. NORTH CAROLINA
Business Cost: 2
Labor Supply: 12
Regulatory Environment: 7
North Carolina plays home to
some of the cou...
1. UTAH
Business Cost: 11
Labor Supply: 5
Regulatory Environment: 2
With two top-two finishes and
four top-10, Utah is the...
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Carole Argo | The Best States for Business

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Every year, Forbes Magazine releases its annual list of the best (and worst) states to do business in, factoring in a number of criteria. Here, Carole Argo breaks down the top 5.

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Carole Argo | The Best States for Business

  1. 1. THE BEST STATES For Business B Y   C A R O L E   A R G O
  2. 2. BACKGROUND When you’re looking to break into a new industry or open a new business, there is a lot to consider. You have to ensure that your business plan, from top to bottom, is nearly flawless. You have to ensure the industry that you’re entering is ripe for new business and that your product or service will fill a gap and make positive change. You have to make sure that your business and the people who will be working within it have everything figured out to make your business dreams into a reality.
  3. 3. LOCATION A perhaps vastly under noted piece of building your own business isn’t even a piece of the business itself–where you wind up starting.  Every year, Forbes Magazine releases its list of the best states for business, factoring in a number of criteria including cost, labor supply, environmental factors and quality of life, among others. Here are some of the best and worst, according to Forbes.
  4. 4. THE BEST States for Business
  5. 5. 5. COLORADO Business Cost: 40 Labor Supply: 1 Regulatory Environment: 9 Colorado is home to 10 of 2016’s Fortune 500 companies including Dish Network, Western Union and DaVita Healthcare. Economic Climate Rank: 2 Growth Prospects: 3 Quality of Life: 18
  6. 6. 4. TEXAS Business Cost: 4 Labor Supply: 8 Regulatory Environment: 25 Texas finished first in overall economic climate ranking, more than making up for its below-average quality of life rank. Economic Climate Rank: 1 Growth Prospects: 8 Quality of Life: 32
  7. 7. 3. NEBRASKA Business Cost: 9 Labor Supply: 20 Regulatory Environment: 1 Two of healthcare companies in Nebraska–Atlas MedStaff and Prime Time Healthcare–both rank in the top 60 in the Inc 5000 list. Economic Climate Rank: 14 Growth Prospects: 26 Quality of Life: 7
  8. 8. 2. NORTH CAROLINA Business Cost: 2 Labor Supply: 12 Regulatory Environment: 7 North Carolina plays home to some of the country’s biggest businesses including Lowe’s, BB&T and Bank of America. Economic Climate Rank: 22 Growth Prospects: 9 Quality of Life: 13
  9. 9. 1. UTAH Business Cost: 11 Labor Supply: 5 Regulatory Environment: 2 With two top-two finishes and four top-10, Utah is the undisputed best state in America for businesses according to Forbes. Economic Climate Rank: 9 Growth Prospects: 2 Quality of Life: 21

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