The Buckeye State is once again a top 10 state for business, according to the 2021 edition of CNBC’s annual ranking. Ohio’s No. 10 ranking is unchanged from 2019 — the last time the network published its comparison. Ohio’s neighbors were ranked as follows: Michigan, 11th; Indiana, 19th; Pennsylvania, 23rd; Kentucky, 41st; and West Virginia, 47th.
After scoring all 50 states on 85 metrics in 10 broad categories of competitiveness, CNBC determined Ohio was No. 2 in Cost of Doing Business, the most heavily weighted category. Ohio also performed well in the categories of Access to Capital (7th), Infrastructure (11th), and Economy (15th). 7/13/2021