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North Dakota Names in Nation for Fifth Consecutive Year
Post Date: Dec 06 2016

North Dakota NAMED BEST RUN STATE in nation for Fifth consecutive year
 BISMARCK, ND – North Dakota was credited with being the best run state in the nation for a fifth 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 showcase that offers a business-friendly environment by creating growth and enhancing the quality of life for our citizens,” Commerce Commissioner Al Anderson said. “Being recognized for the fifth 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, Minnesota, Nebraska, Wyoming, and Utah. 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: “… rich oil resources continue to stimulate the state’s economy. The unemployment rate remains lower than in any other state, and the median home value in North Dakota surged by 40.7% over the past five years, the largest increase of any state.”
 
            The full report is available at: http://247wallst.com/.
 
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