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Forbes.com Top States for Business 2012

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Forbes.com

Forbes.com ranking of the best states for business in 2012. Utah maintains the top ranking as the best state for business for third straight year. Virginia retains the number two position. Here are the top ten states for business as ranked by Forbes.com:

Grant Thornton International Top Ten Countries for Business 2012

Grant Thornton International assessed 50 country economies for business based on business operating environment, economic growth, labor and human capital, and financial conditions, among other factors. The top ten countries for business in 2012 according to the Grant Thornton International Global Dynamism Index (GDI) are as follows:

Pollina's Top Ten Pro-Business States 2012

Pollina Corporate Real Estate conducted their annual study of pro-business states.  Utah moved into first place as the most business friendly state. Here are Pollina's top 10 pro-business states for 2012:

CNBC : Top States for Business 2012

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CNBC

CNBC applied more than 50 factors important to business and industry including access to capital, business friendliness, cost of living, education, transportation, and workforce. Here are the top ten states for business in 2012 according to the CNBC report:

Best States for Business | Top 10 States 2012 | Chief Executive Magazine Rankings

Chief Executive magazine's annual survey of over 500 CEOs ranks the best states for business. Factors considered include pro-business climate, labor conditions, tax and regulatory environment, and quality of life. Here are the 2012 top ten states for business as ranked by Chief Executive:

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