National Study Illustrates Kentucky's Persistent Undereducated Workforce Challenge

Mar 5, 2018

Kentucky is ranked as the fifth least business friendly state in 24/7 Wall Street's annual Best and Worst States for Business report.  This week on the Business Side we talk to editor Doug McIntire to find out why.  The chief reason should come as no surprise.


To determine the best and worst states for business, 24/7 Wall St. compiled 47 measures into eight categories: economic conditions, business costs, state infrastructure, the availability and skill level of the workforce, quality of life, regulations, technology and innovation, and cost of living.  Each category aimed to capture the essential elements that businesses consider when deciding where to locate.  Click HERE to read the article, HERE for the complete list of 50 states and HERE for 24/7’s detailed findings and methodology.   

24/7 Wall St.’s 10 LEAST Business Friendly States

  1. Louisiana
  2. Mississippi
  3. New Mexico
  4. West Virginia
  5. Kentucky
  6. Alabama
  7. Rhode Island
  8. Illinois
  9. Ohio
  10. Hawaii