Texas Ranked Best In Nation For Business, Top 10 In Three Other Categories

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Texas has held the No. 1 spot for each of the 14 years since the inception of the Chief Executive survey. It does so with its extremely business-friendly environment, high-quality workforce and attractive living opportunities. Full results and additional information can be found on www.ChiefExecutive.net and in the May/June issue of Chief Executive. 

In addition to the overall state rankings, Chief Executive’s 2018 Best & Worst States for Business survey also presents individual category rankings, including workforce, taxes/regulation and living environment. 

Texas’ rankings in key categories include: 
Workforce quality:        No. 4 
Taxes and Regulation: No. 3 
Living Environment:     No. 9 

Chief Executive Best & Worst States for Business 

Best 5 States 
1. Texas 
2. Florida 
3. North Carolina 
3. South Carolina 
5. Indiana 

Worst 5 States 
50. California 
49. New York 
48. Illinois 
47. New Jersey 
46. Connecticut 

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