A new survey from CNBC ranks Kansas No. 11 in Top States for Business.
The annual survey looks at 40 measures of competitiveness, including cost of doing business, work force, quality of life, business friendliness and technology and innovation.
Kansas ranked in the top 10 for transportation, economy and cost of living.
Kansas finished one spot behind Georgia and one spot ahead of North Dakota. The only Midwestern state ranked ahead of Kansas was Iowa.
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"This national ranking is another example of how Kansas has positioned itself well above the rest of the country," Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson said in a statement. "As we continue to strengthen our economy, it is encouraging that prestigious organizations like CNBC are recognizing our state's efforts in creating job-producing policies and promoting economic development. This ranking not only speaks volumes about the amazing work force and businesses in our state, but also the strong schools, public infrastructure and communities that have created Kansas' success. We remain committed to continuing this success and furthering our economic recovery."