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Utah #2 “CNBC America’s Top States for Business 2012”

July 25 2012 - 4:17 pm

We scored all 50 states on 51 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. States received points based on their rankings in each metric. Then, we separated those metrics into ten broad categories, weighting the categories based on how frequently they are cited in state economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves.

• Cost of Doing Business
• Workforce
• Quality of Life
• Economy
• Transportation & Infrastructure
• Technology & Innovation
• Education
• Business Friendliness
• Access to Capital
• Cost of Living