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CNBC Ranks North Dakota 6th Best State for Business
Post Date: Jun 25 2015

By ND Commerce
North Dakota ranks #6 on the CNBC America's Top States for Business list. The CNBC ranking scores 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. 
“North Dakota's business climate has continued to gain a reputation for supporting emerging businesses, entrepreneurs and expansions,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said “The state's growing manufacturing, technology-based businesses, agricultural and energy industries, enhanced with numerous incentives, are drawing some of the world's most recognized companies into the state. Combined with a legendary work ethic and a highly educated workforce, North Dakota has become a dynamic place to live, work and be in business.”
North Dakota ranked #1 in workforce and business friendliness. Minnesota took the top ranking in the study, followed by Texas and Utah.
The full report is available at http://www.cnbc.com/id/101747925.
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