Kansas is No. 7 in new business-friendly poll

Kansas ranks as the nation's No. 7 most business-friendly state in the Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States report, the Kansas Department of Commerce announced today.

It's the second straight year Kansas has ranked No. 7 and the third consecutive Top 10 finish.

The annual report considers 31 site location factors controlled by state governments, including taxation, human resources, economic incentive programs, economic development efforts and infrastructure. States that score well in these categories typically are successful in attracting and retaining businesses.

Kansas finished one spot behind Nebraska and one spot ahead of South Dakota.