California Business Minute reports that the Beacon Hills Institute at Suffolk University in Boston has released its 10th annual State Competitiveness Report.
The report examines government and fiscal policies, security, infrastructure, human resources, technology, business incubation, openness, environmental policy.
This year, North Dakota, Colorado, Massachusetts, Wyoming, Minnesota, Nebraska Utah, South Dakota, Iowa, and New Hampshire round out this year’s top ten.
California finished 29th. The state finished poorly in the obvious areas of government and fiscal policies, but surprisingly impacted by a slanted survey associated with issues on environmental policy.
Strange, Suffolk University believes that implementation of green policies will have a negative impact on business and consumers.
The bottom ten included Hawaii, Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, Ohio, Oklahoma, Georgia, New Mexico, Alabama, West Virginia and Mississippi.
(My emphasis added)
The Western States surronding California all are more competitive that California: Colorado 2nd, Nevada 16th, Oregon 15th, Arizona 24th, Utah 7th, Idaho 18th, and Washington 14th.
Texas finished at 25th, again more competitive than California.
The full report is here.