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CNBC Counts Down to 12th Top States for Business Report


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CNBC Presents Coverage with Special Correspondent Scott Cohn Revealing the 2018 America’s Top States for Business across CNBC Platforms on Tuesday, July 10th.

The war between the states for business and jobs has never been more intense or complicated, thanks to worker shortages, immigration crackdowns, trade tensions and tax reforms. But what gives some states the edge and leaves others bringing up the rear? America’s Top States for Business will put it all in perspective.

Starting Monday, July 9th, CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, will broadcast coverage of its twelfth annual study of America’s Top States for Business.

The network will build a special event around the study with the complete rankings being revealed, along with the winning state and its governor, on Tuesday, July 10th, during the network’s Business Day programming. The complete ranking for all 50 states will be available on CNBC.com and include an in-depth look at each of their respective rankings.



CNBC Special Correspondent Scott Cohn will broadcast live from the top-ranked state beginning on Monday and will announce the top five states on this year’s list on “Squawk Box” (6AM-9AM ET) Tuesday.

CNBC Digital will reveal, in conjunction with on-air, the complete list of America’s Top States for Business rankings on Tuesday, July 10th. In addition, topstates.cnbc.com will feature a wealth of coverage about each state including economic snapshots (employment, budget, tax and housing data) and exclusive stories looking at the unique issues facing the states this year, from labor shortages and crumbling infrastructure to the changing dynamics resulting from the new tax law.

Every year since 2007, CNBC’s exclusive study has ranked all 50 states based on their scores in ten categories of competitiveness. This year’s study subjects the states to 64 metrics across those categories. The tried and true methodology rates the states based on the attributes that matter most to business. To do that, we scour every state’s economic development marketing materials to see what they are pitching to business. The more frequently a selling point appears, the more weight it carries in the study.