Jul 21, 2022 - News

CNBC Rankings: Ohio is No. 15 for business

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Ohio is still among the top states in which to do business, new rankings from CNBC show.

Driving the news: We came in 15th on the 2022 list of the best states for business, down from 10th last year.

  • Our neighbor up north ranked No. 16. Take that, Michigan.

Details: Ohio received high marks for infrastructure and ease of shipping goods by air, road, waterway and rail.

Yes, but: Our business regulations are seen as burdensome and we trail other states in workers with STEM backgrounds.

  • We also fared poorly in the life, health and inclusion category, which measured discrimination protections, voting rights laws, health care quality and crime rates.

The bottom line: Ohio can be proud to be in the top one-third of states, but the rankings show we still have ground to make up to remain competitive.

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