ranks 10th on Forbes
magazine’s “Best States for Business” report
scores high in Regulatory Environment, Economic Climate categories
ranked 10th on Forbes’ new “Best
States for Business” list, up from last year’s rank of 15th.
The state scored particularly well for
its regulatory environment and economic climate, finishing 11th
13th, respectively, in those categories. Kansas also ranked
18th for labor
supply, 23rd for business costs (such as labor and energy),
for quality of life and 30th for growth prospects.
was No. 1 on the list this year, knocking Virginia, a longtime leader,
list compiles data from 10 sources, including Moody’s Economy.com,
Corporate Real Estate and the U.S. Census Bureau.
committed to keeping Kansas
a strong state for business, and I am proud to see respected
publications like Forbes recognize our
Governor Mark Parkinson. “With this ranking, Kansas has proven that by
investing in areas
of our economy and working with the private sector to keep jobs in our
our economic recovery can flourish.”
View the complete report online here.
Today’s announcement marks the seventh
time since May a major media outlet, business publication or survey has
On Aug. 17, Kansas was named a Top
10 state in eight of 20 categories in Business
Facilities magazine’s 2010 Rankings Report. It was the
best-ever performance in the annual rankings.
On Aug. 11, Kansas was ranked No.3
in Southern Business & Development
magazine’s annual “Top Deals and Hot Markets” report, the state’s
finish ever in the survey. The annual ranking examines 17 Southern
their business recruitment and retention projects that create and/or
jobs and capital investment.
On Aug. 4, Kansas was ranked the
nation’s No. 7 most business-friendly state in the Pollina Corporate
Pro-Business States” report.
On June 15, Kansas was ranked No. 11 in CNBC’s annual
States for Business” report.
In June, Area Development
magazine named Kansas the winner of the
Silver Shovel Award for excellence in job creation and capital
In May, Kansas was named one of
the nation’s 10 most competitive states for capital investment and
development by Site Selection magazine,
a leading publication for site consultants.
In Fiscal Year 2010, the Kansas
Department of Commerce facilitated 68 successful site location projects
was competing with at least one other state. Those projects produced
jobs at an average wage of $25 per hour and $838 million in capital