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CEO Magazine recently surveyed 651 CEOs from across the nation and asked them to grade the best states for business. Each state was scored in three categories; taxation and regulation, quality of workforce and living environment.
Where did Ohio rank?
In other words, among a large sampling of the exact people that decide where to place or retain a business, Ohio came in as the 44th best option.
That’s bad. That’s really bad.
But it gets worse.
Just five years ago Ohio actually was above the median, coming in as the 20th best.
But under the leadership of Bob Taft and Ted Strickland, Ohio has plummeted all the way down to 44th, the second largest drop of all states.
Well, here’s your reason.