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Worst To First: How Growth-Friendly Is Your State?

Which states have the most business opportunities? The best workforce? See how your state ranks in providing the resources you need to grow your business -- or hinders you with taxes and regulations.

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The Best And The Worst States For Growing A Solution Provider Business

For many solution providers, if not most, the goal is growth. And while the success or failure of a solution provider certainly hinges on the capabilities of the company's managers, their strategy and the company's product and service offerings, there are also a lot of external factors at work. How abundant are the business opportunities in the geographies the solution provider is competing? Is there a large pool of experienced workers from which the company can hire the IT talent it needs? And will taxes and regulations hinder growth?

The following ranks all 50 states, from the worst (No. 50) to the best (No. 1) for growing a solution provider business. It's based on a CRN Research analysis of a wide range of data, including the education and experience level of a state's workforce, labor and business costs, and tax and regulatory burden. States are also ranked for innovation and growth potential and business opportunities. We've also cross-referenced the findings with CRN's 2015 Solution Provider 500, listing how many of the biggest solution providers call each state home.

Also be sure to look at our interactive map for a detailed analysis of the business climate in all 50 states.

 
 
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