The study, “Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2009: Rebuilding American’s Economic Power,” evaluates and ranks states based on 33 factors, including taxes, human resources, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, workers’ compensation laws, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts.
According to the study, the top 10 most business-friendly states are:
3. North Carolina (2008 winner)
5. South Carolina
6. South Dakota
For the sixth consecutive year, California ranked last in the study.
Pollina Corporate Real Estate is a Park Ridge, Ill.-based brokerage and consulting firm, representing corporations in real estate matters on a national and international basis.