Monday, July 13, 2015

From my brother... -- where else? -- Minnesota: "Minnesota is America's Top State for Business in 2015." According to CNBC (my emphasis):

Minnesota scores 1,584 out of a possible 2,500 points, ranking in the top half for all but two of our 10 categories of competitiveness. But what may be most instructive are the categories where Minnesota does not do well. Both involve cost. Indeed, the birthplace of Spam, Scotch Tape and the supercomputer marks a new first this year. Never since we began rating the states in 2007 has a high-tax, high-wage, union-friendly state made it to the top of our rankings. But Minnesota does so well in so many other areas—like education and quality of life—that its cost disadvantages fade away. 

I guess I should have already known this. Practically every day, my mother tells me how Minnesota is just about the best place in the world in every conceivable category.

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