- Business costs
- Labor supply
- Regulatory environment
- Economic climate
- Growth prospects
- Quality of life
Pennsylvania came in 26th. Hurting the state was its relatively low business costs and labor supply ranking, though the state does have the 6th best quality of life in the survey.
As for the rest of the survey: Utah is the best while Maine is the worst (for the 2nd year in a row). In general, the West ranked best in the entire region.
A companion piece, the best states for jobs, showed similar rankings.