Top States for Business

Washington is the No. 1 state for business, according to CNBC’s Top States for Business 2017 ranking.

The Peach State rises to the No. 2 spot in this year’s America’s Top States for Business ranking, conducted by CNBC.

Minnesota rises one spot to No. 3 in this year’s America’s Top States for Business ranking, conducted by CNBC.

For the first time in 11 years, Texas has fallen below No. 2 in America’s Top States for Business ranking, conducted by CNBC.

North Carolina yet again holds on to the No. 5 spot in this year’s America’s Top States for Business ranking, with a score of 1,568 points out of a possible 2,500 in CNBC’s study.

Utah ranks number one in America’s top state for business and here’s why.