Ohio scored its highest-ever ranking on CNBC’s 2018 Top States for Business list. The Buckeye State ranked 15th on the cable business channel’s eighth annual list, landing just behind Nebraska and just ahead of Indiana. States were ranked on 10 criteria, including workforce, education, innovation, cost of doing business, cost of living and economy.
Ohio took the 16th spot in 2017. The state’s well-regarded hospital systems and Medicaid expansion helped obtain the higher ranking. Previous rankings ranged from 18th in 2014 to 28th in 2013. Texas took the No. 1 spot this time around.