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Kansas seventh in CNBC ranking of best states for business

Kansas got some good publicity this week when CNBC ranked the state seventh in its list of America’s Top States for Business.

According to a press release from the state, the report analyzed each state by examining 40 measures of competitiveness. Those are grouped into 10 categories: cost of doing business, work force, quality of life, economy, transportation, technology and innovation, education, business friendliness, access to capital and cost of living.

Kansas was in the top 10 in work force, transportation, econonomy and cost of living.

From Gov. Mark Parkinson:"Each time our state is recognized by an organization like CNBC, it confirms that our policymakers, legislators, educators and economic development leaders are making good decisions and positioning us for success. And of course, this ranking speaks volumes about the proud Kansans who comprise our work force, own businesses and continue to drive innovation here."Virginia was the top state on the list, followed by Texas, Colorado, Iowa, Utah and Minnesota.