Texas, North Carolina, Florida Top List as Best States; California, New York, Michigan Are the Worst

Chief Executive magazine recently released the 2009 “Best & Worst States” survey which polled 543 CEOs to evaluate their states on a broad range of issues, including proximity to resources, regulation, tax policies, education, quality of living and infrastructure. For the fourth year in a row, CEOs rated Texas as the #1 state to do business and California as the worst.

The rankings are based on the feedback of executives who most often decide on the expansion and consolidation of business projects. The results prove that taxation and unionization polices are major factors that affect the success of a state attracting new business and capital to their provinces.

How did the Mid Atlantic and Northeast States Rank?

12. Delaware

18. New Hampshire

29. Pennsylvania

31. Maryland

33. Maine

36. Vermont

38. Connecticut

39. Rhode Island

47. Massachusetts

48. New Jersey

50. New York

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