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North Dakota Named Best Run State in Nation for Fourth Consecutive Year
Post Date: Dec 04 2015

By 24/7 Wall St.
BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota was credited with being the best run state in the nation for a fourth consecutive year, according to a 24/7 Wall St. study released today. The study looks at data on financial health, standard of living and government services by the state to determine how well each state is managed.
 
“North Dakota continues to build an environment that supports business growth and creates quality of life for our citizens,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “Being recognized for the fourth consecutive year by 24/7 Wall St. only goes to support that North Dakota is a great place for businesses and career seekers alike.”

The top five best run states were: North Dakota, Wyoming, Iowa, Nebraska and Minnesota. The study determines how well states are run by looking at fiscal management, taxes, exports, and GDP growth by sectors, as well as, quality of life components such as poverty, income, unemployment, high school graduation, crime and foreclosure rates.
 
The study states: “with its nation-leading 2.8% unemployment rate, (North Dakota) has attracted large numbers of workers seeking high-paying jobs. Net migration over five years through 2014 accounts for 6.6% of North Dakota’s current population, the largest share of any state. The remarkable population growth is a testament to the state’s economic strength over the past several years.”

The full report is available at: http://247wallst.com/
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