CNBC scored each state on 51 measures of competitiveness from infrastructure to technology and education to determine which are the best to do business in this year. Here are the Top 20:
12. North Carolina
5. (tie) Utah
5. (tie) Virginia
3. North Dakota
1. South Dakota
To read the rankings in full, click here.
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