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From Worst To First: Here’s How Each State Ranks For Solution Providers In 2020

Rick Whiting

CRN’s annual best states project ranks all 50 states for operating a solution provider business. We also provide a rank specifically for the business impact of the COVID-19 pandemic for each state.

No. 49: Louisiana (No. 39 in 2019)

Number of CRN Solution Provider 500 Companies: 3

COVID-19 Business Impact Rank: 8

Louisiana’s net job loss February to July 2020 was 8.0 percent of the workforce (No. 25) with the unemployment rate standing at 9.7 percent (No. 27) in July. The state’s GDP declined 6.6 percent in the first quarter of 2020 (No. 46).

Louisiana was No. 49 in workforce education and experience: Both U.S. News Best States report and WalletHub’s Most Educated States in America ranked the Pelican State No. 48 for education attainment levels of its available labor force. And tech jobs accounted for 4.2 percent of the total workforce (No. 47).

Louisiana has an 8.0 percent corporate income tax rate.

The state was No. 46 in business climate and competitive environment: The state was ranked No. 49 in economic health by CNBC America’s Top States for Business, No. 49 for economic expansion by U.S. News Best States and No. 50 for opportunity by U.S. News.

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Rick Whiting

Rick Whiting has been with CRN since 2006 and is currently a feature/special projects editor. Whiting manages a number of CRN’s signature annual editorial projects including Channel Chiefs, Partner Program Guide, Big Data 100, Emerging Vendors, Tech Innovators and Products of the Year. He also covers the Big Data beat for CRN. He can be reached at rwhiting@thechannelcompany.com.

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