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Texas 2nd best state for business

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The Best States For Business

09.15.06, 6:00 PM ET

------------------------------------------- Ranks -------------------------------------------

Rank Name Business Costs Labor Regulatory Environment Economic Climate Growth Prospects Quality Of Life

1 Virginia 10 4 1 8 10 5

2 Texas 22 25 6 7 2 23

3 North Carolina 4 26 3 30 4 26

4 Utah 19 9 18 17 11 17

5 Colorado 31 2 8 35 1 19

6 Idaho 13 16 34 2 22 20

7 Nebraska 9 29 14 27 30 9

8 Delaware 6 6 27 37 25 25

9 Florida 35 13 16 4 3 42

10 Georgia 18 18 4 38 19 29

11 Maryland 42 3 15 9 17 31

12 Washington 37 5 5 26 5 41

13 North Dakota 3 41 17 19 34 13

14 Minnesota 30 14 20 25 31 3

15 Arizona 24 7 36 1 13 43

16 New Jersey 46 15 23 18 6 11

17 South Dakota 2 32 35 11 39 18

18 New Hampshire 44 1 44 16 18 2

19 Oklahoma 16 40 13 13 26 32

20 Tennessee 15 37 12 20 24 34

21 Kansas 28 21 10 48 20 15

22 Missouri 21 22 9 47 35 16

23 Wyoming 1 39 45 3 29 27

24 Arkansas 11 44 25 13 12 40

25 Iowa 8 47 30 31 41 1

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what puts them behind virginia? Having 56 Fortune 500's definately has to help though.

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