America’s Top States for Business, NBC Ranks Delaware 37th

New York – In a the second half of 2016 CNBC released it’s list of “America’s Top States for Business” and Delaware took 37th overall.

Wilmington_Delaware_skylineCNBC said that they score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the states themselves.

States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. Then they separate those metrics into 10 broad categories, weighted based on how frequently each is used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials.

That way, their study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves, according to the report.

Delaware Overall Ranking  #37

Delaware Rankings By Category

Workforce #13
Cost of Doing Business #38
Infrastructure #36
Economy #26
Quality of Life #28
Technology and Innovation #27
Education #45
Business Friendliness #11
Cost of Living #48
Access to Capital #45

Top 10 States On The List

1 Utah
2 Texas
3 Colorado
4 Minnesota
5 North Carolina
6 Washington
7 Michigan
8 Georgia
9 Iowa
10 Florida

Bottom 10 States On The List

40 Nevada
41 Arkansas
42 Oklahoma
43 Connecticut
44 Louisiana
45 Alaska
46 Maine
47 Mississippi
47 West Virginia
49 Hawaii
50 Rhode Island

At 37, Delaware just missed being placed on the bottoms 10 list.

See the complete list here Full Report

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