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Forbes ranked North Carolina No. 1 on its list of best states for business for the second consecutive year. The publication notes that North Carolina's labor, energy and tax costs are below the national average, and its 2.5% (as of Jan. 1) corporate tax rate is the lowest in the country among states that have such levies. The state's population is growing at twice the pace as the U.S. overall.

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  9. WASHINGTON

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