NASHVILLE BUSINESS JOURNAL (July 10, 2018) – Tennessee is no longer among the top 10 states for business, according to a recent analysis by CNBC.
The Volunteer State ranked No. 13 on CNBC’s 2018 list of “America’s Top States for Business,” down from No. 9 in 2017.
Texas ranked No. 1 on this year’s list and Alaska came in last. You can check out of the full rankings here.
Health could have been the pitfall for Tennessee this year. Among the categories, Tennessee performed the worst in quality of life, where the state ranked No. 47, down from last year’s ranking at No. 42.
CNBC judges quality of life based largely on overall health of the state’s population. Tennessee ranks dead last in the nation for childhood obesity, No. 45 in adult obesity and No. 46 in adults with heart disease, according to think tank Think Tennessee.