CNBC has released its 2016 list of America’s Top States for Business and Alaska did not fare well, again. We finished near the bottom, coming in at 45th on the list. On the bright side that is up two spots from 2015 when the Last Frontier ranked 47th.
On Alaska, CNBC says, “The Last Frontier is finding its way through an oil-induced fiscal crisis. Quality of life is strong if you don’t mind extremes.”
CNBC: “We score all 50 states on more than 60 measures of competitiveness, developed with input from a broad and diverse array of business and policy experts, official government sources, the CNBC Global CFO Council and the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. Then we separate those metrics into 10 broad categories, weighted based on how frequently each is used as a selling point in state economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves. This year some states were tied. Learn more about our”
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