Name of Ranking: Rank: Report Year: Year Ranking Applies To: Source:
States with the Best and Worst Community College Systems 3 2016 2016 WalletHub
Economic Outlook and Performance Ranking 4 2017 2017 American Legislative Exchange Council
Overall Competitive Index (Economy) 2 2016 2016 The Beacon Hill Institute
Crude Oil Production (barrels per day) 2 2017 2016 US Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration
Unemployment Rate (higher number = better rank) 47 2017 2016 US Dept. of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics
The Best States for Women Entrepreneurs 1 2017 2017 Fundera
America’s Top States for Business: Business Friendliness 4 2016 & 2017 2017 CNBC
Best States for Millennials 1 2016, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006 2016 & 2017 Money-rates.com
Workers Compensation Premium Index Rate (higher number = better rank – they also included Washington D.C. which is why the rank is 51) 51 2016, 2015, 2014,2013, 2012

2016, 2014, 2012, 2010.2008, 2006

Oregon Dept. of Consumer & Business Services
Best and Worst Run States in America 1 2017

2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011

24/7 Wall Street
Best and Worst States to Start a Business 1 2017 2017 WalletHub

America’s Top States for Business: Quality of Life

4   2017 CNBC

 

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