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Rich States, Poor States: Hawaii Ranks 36th
By News Release @ 2:20 AM :: 5308 Views :: Economy, Hawaii Statistics

Rich States, Poor States, 2014 Edition

by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore and Jonathan Williams, ALEC.org

Throughout the country, states are looking for ways to energize their economies and become more competitive. Each state confronts this task with a set of policy decisions unique to their own situation, but not all state policies lead to economic prosperity.

Using years of economic data and empirical evidence from each state, the authors identify which policies can lead a state to economic prosperity. Rich States, Poor States not only identifies these policies but also makes sound research-based conclusions about which states are poised to achieve greater economic prosperity and those that are stuck on the path to a lackluster economy.

The 2014 economic outlook ranking is a forward-looking measure of how each state can expect to perform economically based on 15 policy areas that have proven, over time, to be the best determinants of economic success.

Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index is an annual economic competitiveness study authored by economist Dr. Arthur Laffer, Stephen Moore, chief economist at the Heritage Foundation, and Jonathan Williams, Director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council.

2014 Economic Outlook Rank
  1. Utah
  2. South Dakota
  3. Indiana
  4. North Dakota
  5. Idaho
  6. North Carolina
  7. Arizona
  8. Nevada
  9. Georgia
  10. Wyoming
  11. Virginia
  12. Michigan
  13. Texas
  14. Mississippi
  15. Kansas
  16. Florida
  17. Wisconsin
  18. Alaska
  19. Tennessee
  20. Alabama
  21. Oklahoma
  22. Colorado
  23. Ohio
  24. Missouri
  25. Iowa
  26. Arkansas
  27. Delaware
  28. Massachusetts
  29. Louisiana
  30. West Virginia
  31. South Carolina
  32. New Hampshire
  33. Pennsylvania
  34. Maryland
  35. Nebraska
  36. Hawaii
  37. New Mexico
  38. Washington
  39. Kentucky
  40. Maine
  41. Rhode Island
  42. Oregon
  43. Montana
  44. Connecticut
  45. New Jersey
  46. Minnesota
  47. California
  48. Illinois
  49. Vermont
  50. New York

Historical Rich States, Poor States

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