CNBC unveils its 11th annual America's Top States for Business ranking, scoring all 50 states on 10 key measures of competitiveness. » Read More
By: Scott Cohn
Massachusetts had the most impressive jump, while Wyoming suffered the biggest drop, in the 2017 CNBC Top States for Business ranking. » Read More
West Virginia's economy was hit hard with the decline in coal mining. It remains to be seen if Gov. Justice can revitalize the state.
Think you live in the best possible place? These states get high marks for low crime, inclusiveness and good health of their citizens.
Kentucky is a front in the "war on coal," but the state is investing in renewable energy as a key part of its economic future.
These are the 10 worst states in the US for quality of life, including crime, health, social tolerance and the environment.
Scott Cohn runs through the bottom states for business, according to this year’s Top States study.
Scott Cohn discusses which states are best managing the shortage of skilled workers, according to our study.
CNBC's Scott Cohn, takes a look behind the numbers to see how category winners were selected in CNBC's Top States for Business.
Connecticut's severe tax hikes are causing corporations to take flight. Yet manufacturers are staying put, taking advantage of incentives.
The number of insurers applying to sell health plans next year on HealthCare.gov, the federal Obamacare marketplace, is down 38 percent.
CNBC reveals the 10 states where you will pay a pretty penny to live and plunk down big bucks for some basic essentials.
You'll be surprised at the most affordable places to live in the U.S., thanks to low food prices, great home values and low utility costs.
CNBC's Scott Cohn recaps his diabolical top state for business hints.
Entrepreneurs are opting to set up shop in business-friendly states with low taxes, financing options and a rich talent pool.
Tight revenues and uncertainty about the impact of federal tax and budget policies has ignited the worst state budget battles since 2007.
Community college is the best bet America has to create skilled jobs in every state and avoid long-term unemployment.
Ninety percent of corporate decisions about job investment and expansion are being made using online profiles of America's communities.
This special report looks and whether investors are better served by active or passive investment strategies.
Business icons and provocateurs share their innovative models. Learn how to upend old industries and start new ones that move markets.
Top leaders from business, government and academia come together to address cyberthreats and secure America’s future.