The Cowboy State is luring businesses with its strong workforce and solid education, but access to capital is still a big issue.
The Old Dominion stands superior for workforce and business friendliness, but high costs and weak infrastructure hurt.
The economy is withering in the Magnolia State despite the nation’s lowest cost of living and dirt-cheap business costs.
Problems in the Mountain State range from burdensome regulations to a weak economy. But low costs are attractive.