Every year since 2006 Chief Executive has released its “Best and Worst States For Business” rankings.
According to Chief Executive: "In its ninth annual survey of CEO opinion about the best and worst states in which to do business, 736 CEOs—the highest response on record—rendered their verdict. Business leaders were asked to grade states with which they are familiar on a variety of competitive metrics that CEOs themselves regard as critical. These include: 1) taxation and regulation; 2) quality of workforce; and 3) living environment. The tax and regulatory grade includes a measure of how CEOs grade a state’s attitude toward business, a key indicator."
For more about how these states are ranked please go to: https://chiefexecutive.net/bestworst-states-for-business-survey-methodology/.