May 3, 2018
The state of Texas, followed by Florida, ended up on Chief Executive Magazine’s 14th annual list of Best & Worst States for Business survey. The Chief Executive rankings reflect CEO perceptions of best and worst, based on taxes, regulations, workforce quality and living environment. Texas topped the list for the 14th straight year, while Florida took second place for the sixth consecutive year.
According to an in-depth write-up of the rankings, one reason why Texas continually is on top is because of location. “That’s not talked about much, but from DFW airport you can fly almost anywhere non-stop, and that’s a terrific advantage for a national company like us,” says Don Daseke, CEO of Daseke, which owns flatbed trucking companies. Additionally, Texas’ proximity to Mexico is also important to CEOs.
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