Idaho jumped 18 spots in this year’s Top States for Business list compiled by CNBC. The Gem State went from 31st in 2011 to 13th in 2012. Now, Idaho is sandwiched between Iowa and Indiana.
CNBC ranks states according to ten categories. Things like; the cost of doing business, education, cost of living, and business friendliness.
While Idaho’s overall ranking from CNBC improved, two category-specific scores got worse. Education and quality of life.
Here’s the scorecard:
|Category||2012 Rank||2011 Rank|
|Cost of Doing Business||7||11|
|Quality of Life||22||16|
|Infrastructure & Transportation||23||36|
|Technology & Innovation||38||39|
|Access to Capital||32||35|
|Cost of Living||9||12|
You can find the full list of state rankings here.