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ND 4th in Economic Measure

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North Dakota fell from second to fourth in the annual economic outlook competitiveness ranking by the American Legislative Exchange Council.

The Rich States, Poor States report rates Utah as the top state for economic competitiveness with South Dakota and Indiana also ahead of North Dakota.

Rich States, Poor States examines the latest trends in state economic growth.

The data rank the 2014 economic outlook of states using 15 equally weighted policy variables, including various tax rates, regulatory burdens and labor policies.

The seventh edition examines the trends over the last few decades that have helped or hurt states' rankings, and states with low tax rates and right-to-work laws are more likely to have a better economic outlook.

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