What are the best five states for business?

What are the best five states for business?

May 17th, 2011 in Business Around the Region

Volkswagen employee Jeff Gilbert, 48, connects brake lines at his work station on the on the new Chattanooga car company assembly line. Staff Photo by Tim Barber/Chattanooga Times Free Press

Among more than 500 CEOs surveyed for Chief Executive's seventh annual report on the states, respondents said the best states for business are:

  1. Texas, also was ranked No. 1 in the 2010 survey

  2. North Carolina, also ranked No. 2 in the 2010 survey

  3. Florida, rising from No. 6 in the 2010 survey

  4. Tennessee, ranked No. 3 in the 2010 survey

  5. Georgia, ranked No. 7 in the 2010 survey

Source: ChiefExecutive.net