Kentucky jumped up six spots in Chief Executive
's seventh annual ranking of the best states in the U.S. for businesses, ranking 17th in 2011 from 23rd in 2010. That leap also placed Kentucky in the top five states with the most improved business climates from 2010.
More than 500 CEOs considered a wide range of criteria, from taxation and regulation to workforce quality and living environment, to complete the annual report.
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