CNBC Names Top States for Business – Sorry, Louisiana

CNBC recently released its annual list of top states to do business.  Sitting pretty at the top of the list were Washington, Georgia, Minnesota and Texas.  Rounding out the bottom at number 44 was Louisiana.  Although Louisiana is in the top 5 for favorable costs of doing business, tied with West Virginia at number 4, Louisiana ranked as the third worst education system in the nation.  It also ranked 49 out of 50 for quality of life, 49 out of 50 for general economy, and 47 out of 50 for technology and innovation.