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BEACON HILL INSTITUTE's 2007 State Competitiveness Index, 2007

Overall
Index
Rank
State
Overall Index Score
Rank, Govt
&
Fiscal Policy
Rank,
Security
Rank,
InfrStrc
Rank,
Human
Resources
Rank, Tech
Rank, Biz Incub.
Rank, Openness
Rank,
Enviro Policy
1
Utah
7.39
2
9
2
8
6
2
23
27
2
Massachusetts
7.07
34
12
42
1
1
3
8
42
3
Colorado
6.59
38
2
8
18
3
5
29
9
4
North Dakota
6.36
11
11
1
4
20
23
45
8
5
Idaho
6.24
18
6
13
25
21
4
37
13
6
Minnesota
6.20
32
17
3
3
8
35
25
14
7
Washington
5.94
35
30
6
20
12
39
4
16
8
South Dakota
5.90
8
23
4
14
41
7
49
1
9
New Hampshire
5.88
17
4
40
6
10
16
36
23
10
Wyoming
5.86
45
13
5
9
38
10
9
5
11
Nebraska
5.82
28
7
9
7
30
25
42
10
12
Vermont
5.78
47
20
23
2
5
45
5
3
13
Alaska
5.77
6
36
15
34
44
50
1
11
14
Oregon
5.74
15
27
7
30
16
44
15
4
15
Montana
5.68
29
3
10
19
27
20
50
6
16
Virginia
5.62
3
31
28
24
11
6
32
31
17
Kansas
5.53
30
28
11
13
25
24
33
12
18
Iowa
5.48
23
24
12
5
29
40
39
19
19
Arizona
5.47
4
44
22
28
31
18
14
15
20
Texas
5.35
20
26
36
41
32
14
2
26
21
Rhode Island
5.19
43
1
25
15
7
42
27
37
22
Wisconsin
5.15
39
14
18
12
22
43
34
21
23
Maryland
5.12
14
33
47
16
2
19
30
46
24
California
5.10
49
21
45
36
9
17
3
22
25
Connecticut
4.93
40
8
41
10
4
38
13
43
26
Missouri
4.87
5
41
16
32
28
34
43
28
27
Delaware
4.85
24
46
48
26
15
1
17
47
28
Nevada
4.73
13
48
14
40
48
9
11
30
29
New Mexico
4.72
21
45
35
38
23
8
35
2
30
North Carolina
4.70
16
40
26
37
19
12
31
35
31
Georgia
4.68
7
34
30
45
33
11
24
32
32
Oklahoma
4.68
22
16
24
39
40
22
44
17
33
Florida
4.63
10
37
38
35
37
13
12
36
34
Pennsylvania
4.47
31
32
21
21
14
32
40
45
35
Maine
4.45
48
19
27
11
46
30
41
7
36
Illinois
4.43
33
29
37
31
18
41
10
38
37
Tennessee
4.41
1
47
20
43
39
15
26
41
38
NEW YORK
4.37
50
18
50
23
13
37
6
29
39
Kentucky
4.31
42
5
17
44
45
26
20
40
40
Hawaii
4.30
44
22
34
17
35
49
21
18
41
Michigan
4.16
37
43
29
33
17
48
18
25
42
South Carolina
4.07
9
39
44
47
42
21
22
34
43
New Jersey
4.07
46
10
43
22
24
33
7
50
44
Indiana
3.91
12
38
32
29
34
36
19
49
45
Ohio
3.89
36
25
19
27
26
47
28
48
46
Arkansas
3.54
26
42
39
48
50
27
46
20
47
West Virginia
3.46
27
15
31
42
47
46
47
44
48
Alabama
3.44
19
49
46
46
36
31
38
33
49
Mississippi
2.97
25
35
49
50
49
29
48
24
50
Louisiana
2.75
41
50
33
49
43
28
16
39
The Beacon Hill Institute's 2007 State Competitiveness Index measures eight factors including government fiscal policy, security, infrastructure, labor force, technology, and environmental policy. Higher score indicates conditions likely to produce higher incomes and better standards of living.