In its latest Best States for Business list, Forbes has named Ohio as second best for quality of life. Factors considered were cost of living, school test performance, crime rates, culture and recreational opportunities.
The Buckeye State did not fare as well in Forbes’ overall comparison — dropping nine spots from last year to 29th, after peaking at 11th in 2016. Hindering Ohio were its labor supply (41st) and growth prospects (44th). Ohio was 22nd for current economic conditions, 25th for business costs, and 26th for regulatory environment.
North Carolina was ranked the best state for business, followed by Texas and Utah. 1/8/2020