Top 10 Most Friendly Livable Cheap States USA United States America

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Top 10 Most Friendly Livable Cheap States in US 2017

States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. We separate those metrics into 10 broad categories. We then assign a point weighting to each category based on how frequently it is used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials. For example, if more states tout their low business costs, the "Cost of Doing Business" category carries greater weight. That way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves.


Top 10 Most Friendly Livable Cheap States Methodology

Many states point with great pride to the quality and availability of their workers, as well as government-sponsored programs to train them. We rate states based on the education level of their workforce, the numbers of available employees, and the states' demonstrated abilities to retain college-educated workers. We measure workforce productivity based on each state's economic output per job. We look at the relative success of each state's worker training programs in placing their participants in jobs. We also consider union membership and the states' right-to-work laws. While organized labor contends that a union workforce is a quality workforce, that argument, more often than not, does not resonate with business. 


State information

Overall

State

Workforce

Cost of Doing Business

Infra-structure

Business Friendliness

Cost of Living

Access to Capital

1

Utah

12

19

13

10

22

24

2

Texas

8

23

2

18

21

7

3

Colorado

1

37

29

9

32

8

4

Minnesota

15

35

5

27

27

21

5

North Carolina

9

18

30

15

18

2

6

Washington

11

30

39

30

37

10

7

Michigan

29

12

27

30

10

4

8

Georgia

7

31

4

14

17

6

9

Iowa

37

2

16

15

12

40

10

Florida

14

32

10

22

28

14

11

Nebraska

19

15

20

7

15

31

12

North Dakota

4

29

6

4

26

33

13

Virginia

3

36

32

3

30

15

13

Wyoming

6

21

12

21

29

50

15

Idaho

28

6

25

5

7

22

16

Indiana

36

1

1

13

8

18

17

Oregon

31

27

37

38

36

22

18

Tennessee

22

10

2

6

5

17

19

South Dakota

32

4

28

2

20

32

20

Massachusetts

2

46

42

20

44

19

21

Ohio

43

15

7

37

9

9

22

Montana

45

8

24

23

24

40

23

Wisconsin

26

28

19

36

23

13

24

Illinois

16

24

16

48

34

1

25

Arizona

5

40

16

8

31

28

26

New Hampshire

26

39

49

1

42

43

27

South Carolina

20

19

21

27

19

29

28

Kansas

30

26

8

19

16

42

29

New York

35

44

43

45

49

11

30

Maryland

10

48

44

26

38

26

31

Missouri

49

14

9

15

11

20

32

California

21

49

33

50

47

2

33

Pennsylvania

33

34

35

35

35

12

34

New Jersey

16

42

44

44

41

5

35

Kentucky

46

5

14

41

2

38

36

Vermont

47

43

41

30

40

49

37

Delaware

13

38

36

11

48

46

38

Alabama

38

17

21

30

4

16

39

New Mexico

42

24

14

43

25

46

40

Nevada

23

22

11

23

33

44

41

Arkansas

34

9

21

42

3

39

42

Oklahoma

41

13

26

12

6

35

43

Connecticut

18

47

47

29

46

25

44

Louisiana

25

7

34

40

14

30

45

Alaska

38

41

37

25

45

36

46

Maine

50

33

48

34

39

27

47

Mississippi

44

3

31

47

1

34

47

West Virginia

40

11

39

49

13

48

49

Hawaii

48

50

46

46

50

37

50

Rhode Island

23

45

50

39

43

45


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