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10 Best Performing Metro Areas for Job Creation 2009

Publisher: 
Milken Institute

The Milken Institute / Greenstreet Real Estate Partners reported the following metro areas as the leading ten best performing cities in their "Best-Performing Cities Index" for 2009:

Forbes - Best States for Business 2009

Publisher: 
Forbes.com

Virginia secures #1 ranking in Forbes' "Best States for Business" for fourth straight year.  Top ten states for 2009 are:

Most Competitive Countries 2009 - 2010

Publisher: 
World Economic Forum

The World Economic Forum produced the Global Competitiveness Report 2009 - 2010.  The report ranks 133 countries by weighing governmental policies and business factors that impact productivity and prosperity.  The following are the top ten countries for business:

  1. Switzerland
  2. United States
  3. Singapore
  4. Sweden
  5. Denmark
  6. Finland
  7. Germany
  8. Japan
  9. Canada
  10. Netherlands

CNBC: Top States for Business 2009

Publisher: 
CNBC

CNBC's 2009 top ten states for business are as follows:

Chief Executive Magazine Top 10 States for Business 2009

The fifth annual survey of more than 500 CEOs conducted by Chief Executive Magazine ranked states for job growth and business.  States were graded on factors including taxation, regulatory environment, quality of workforce and quality of life.  The top 10 states for business in 2009 and their economic development offices are:

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