CEOs rank the 10 best, worst states for business

Texas is the best state for business for the 15th year in a row, according to Chief Executive's annual survey of CEOs from across the nation.

The annual ranking of the best and worst states for business is compiled based on survey responses from CEOs, who share their opinions on economic development, regulations and other factors affecting business.

According to Chief Executive, the 10 best states for business in 2019 are:

1. Texas

2. Florida

3. Tennessee

4. North Carolina

5. Indiana

6. Nevada

7. Arizona

8. South Carolina

9. Ohio

10. Georgia

The 10 worst states for business are:

1. California

2. New York

3. Illinois

4. New Jersey

5. Connecticut

6. Massachusetts

7. Oregon

8. Washington

9. Hawaii

10. Vermont

Access the full list and profiles for each state here.

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