Colo. No. 2 for economic competitiveness

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The 10th annual “State Competitiveness Report,” ranks Colorado No. 2 among the 50 states for economic competitiveness.

North Dakota ranked No. 1.

Massachusetts is third, followed by Wyoming, Minnesota, Nebraska, Utah, South Dakota, Iowa and New Hampshire.

The least competitive: Mississippi.

The ranking is based on 43 indicators grouped in the categories of government and fiscal policy, security, infrastructure, human resources, technology, business incubation, openness, and environmental policy.

Colorado was rated third for tech, its highest category ranking, fourth for business incubation, and fifth for infrastructure.

Its only below-average category ranking for foreign engagement.