WalletHub researchers assessed states on 21 weighted metrics. Researchers this year based 70% of a state’s score on 11 metrics related to opportunity and competition (up from 10 metrics in 2017), while 30% of the score was based on 10 metrics related to work environment (up from eight metrics in 2017). The report included rankings for all 50 states and Washington, D.C.
- Wyoming; and
- New Mexico.