By Tom Quiner

Chief Executive magazine surveyed 736 CEOs.

They asked which states have the best business climates. Here are the top ten:

  1. Texas
  2. Florida
  3. North Carolina
  4. Tennessee
  5. Indiana
  6. Arizona
  7. Virginia
  8. South Carolina
  9. Nevada
  10. Georgia

Each of these states has a Republican governor.

By contrast, seven out of the bottom ten states has a Democrat for governor.

How do you create a good business climate for your state? It seems that step one is to elect a Republican governor.

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