Can You Guess Where Louisiana Ranks On A ‘Best For Business’ List?

Louisiana is open for business.

At least that’s how a new report in Chief Executive Magazine reports it. According to the new report, the state ranks number seven as the best state to do business in. Last year, the state ranked at number nine, so it has moved up since then.

The survey was conducted this year and it involved over 500 CEO’s. Chief Executive also looked at the taxes, regulations and the quality of the workforce in each state. Naturally, very liberal states, like New York and Massachusetts, ranked last on the list.

Meanwhile, Texas has been number one on the list for 11 years, with 1.2 million jobs created in the state since 2007.

Here’s the full ranking:


  1. Texas
  2. Florida
  3. North Carolina
  4. Tennessee
  5. Georgia
  6. Indiana
  7. Louisiana
  8. Nevada
  9. Arizona
  10. South Carolina
  11. Colorado
  12. Wisconsin
  13. Iowa
  14. Virginia
  15. Utah
  16. Oklahoma
  17. Wyoming
  18. Idaho
  19. North Dakota
  20. Delaware
  21. New Hampshire
  22. Ohio
  23. South Dakota
  24. Alabama
  25. Nebraska
  26. Missouri
  27. Kansas
  28. Kentucky
  29. Montana
  30. Maine
  31. Minnesota
  32. Washington
  33. Arkansas
  34. Alaska
  35. Pennsylvania
  36. New Mexico
  37. Rhode Island
  38. West Virginia
  39. Mississippi
  40. Maryland
  41. Vermont
  42. Oregon
  43. Michigan
  44. Hawaii
  45. Connecticut
  46. Massachusetts
  47. New Jersey
  48. Illinois
  49. New York
  50. California
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