If you are looking for a job, you may want to consider looking in North Dakota. According to a new survey by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the job growth rate in North Dakota is far beyond that of any other state. As policymakers across the country work to foster strong entrepreneurial ecosystems, Enterprising States: Getting Down to Small Business takes an in-depth look at the priorities, policies and programs of the 50 states that are vital for job growth and economic prosperity.
Each state is evaluated and ranked for its overall job growth and economic performance and its performance across five policy areas: Exports and international trade; Entrepreneurship and innovation; Business climate; Talent pipeline; and Infrastructure.
Over the past two years, North Dakota’s job growth rate is 10.7%--more than double the 5.2% of second place Utah. Its strong performance can be traced to “the confluence of its energy boom, strong agricultural economy, and (perhaps surprisingly) well-educated young workforce.” But if you want to find out where to go for entrepreneurship and innovation, you have to look to Maryland.
According to the report, the top five states for entrepreneurship and innovation are:
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