10 fastest-growing state economies

Whether it's international trade, a resurgence in manufacturing, or an old-fashioned oil boom driving the growth, these states are outpacing the rest of the US.

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Jun 20, 2013 5:57AM
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If you read one of the articles about how California got prosperous again, it had to reduce its social program spending and reduce workdays for government workers. Sounds like a retreat from socialism to me...and reduction in government to make the economy healthy again...
Jun 20, 2013 10:52AM
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California makes the list???? You have got to be f*****g kidding me. LOL. Yeah try starting a business in that state. The unfunded state liabilities now run 127 billion dollars per CA Treasury Office.
Jun 23, 2013 8:42AM
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Calif. is wanting to increase its social services with their false windfall instead of paying down their debt.  You can't fix stupid!!!
Jun 20, 2013 7:32AM
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The big glaring thing in these stats is that we only have 2 states that are currently experiencing GDP growth in excess of 4% - that's not good at all when you consider we are recovering (allegedly) from the worst economic downturn in more than half a century.  At this point in time, if we were on the right track to a real, sustainable recovery, our country as a whole should easily have 4-5% GDP growth, and we should have several states in the 7-10% growth range.  Clearly we don't.
Jun 20, 2013 5:10AM
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i see fox is the only one who posted  that  a gun manufacture in  conn is moving to south Carolina  there goes the socialism  theory i hope rem does the sam thing in  new york

Jun 21, 2013 8:30AM
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Your right: I don't understand what's going on in CA. Why has this not been in the news anywhere?  I got my viewpoint from an article I read by the link. Again, I didn't know all the facts about CA. I guess you wouldn't know completely unless you lived there....a state with an extremely high tax rate to begin with. I know a lot of people who moved out of CA to FLA because of it.
Jun 23, 2013 8:01AM
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More disinformation.   The only accurate thing about this article is ND is booming.  Hard oil rig work. And Texas economy is expanding. The rest is worthless.

Jun 23, 2013 10:09AM
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I moved from Philly to W.V. about 14 yrs ago...my base pay actually went down,  but my take home pay went up because I do not have to pay the city wage tax,  my car insurance went down big time. Live in Martinsburg about 70 miles from D.C.,  and the crime rate is nowhere near any of the big cities. My utility bills are lower also,  lucky if I pay over 100 hundred dollars a month for electric in the summer with the air on,  probably because our electric plants are coal powered. Also some beautiful country here.  But W.V does have some disadvantages,  but the good outweigh the bad
Jun 23, 2013 9:04AM
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Only 4 of these states have Democrat Governors, hmmmmm
Jun 23, 2013 8:55AM
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For Indiana a big thanks goes to former Gov. Mitch Daniels.  Barack and the other 535 imbeciles in Washington could learn a lot from him.

Jun 23, 2013 8:23AM
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The population growth nearly eliminates the job growth in each of these states. There are too many people for the economy to accept
Jun 23, 2013 1:48PM
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I would not start or move a business in CA. to many taxes and to many give away social programs !!!
Jun 23, 2013 3:58AM
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The list is mostly those hit hardest by the meltdown and states with booming oil production. Not really a surprise they'd recover faster.
Jun 23, 2013 9:44AM
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Just another plate full of MS/NBC CRAPPOLA trying to squeeze a couple drops out of this 5 year gigantic economic LEMON of failure called the Obama Administration.
Jun 20, 2013 1:14PM
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That picture of North Dakota sure makes me want to get there as soon as possible.
Jun 23, 2013 11:10AM
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All of this economic growth had nothing to do with Obama's policy. It's in spit of his policy.
Jun 23, 2013 3:24AM
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Wisconsin keeps getting worse and worse and won't be anywhere near the top 5 in growth for years to come.  We were 35th three years ago and holding steady, but now we are ranked 44th in the nation in growth and job creation.  What the heck is going on here in badger land?
Jun 23, 2013 5:00AM
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we are socialist, what do you all think public school is??
Jun 23, 2013 5:20AM
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so , we all agree the government is a corrupt steaming pile of socialist elitist tyrants, who love waging war to make a profit to keep up the status quo;  this is where ' we the people,' are supposed to form that common militia they mentioned a few hundred years ago that incidentally nobody cared to read  past the  comma, and tote those guns Americans are all so fond of..... or  let's just sit here on our collective butts and  blog instead.
Jun 23, 2013 12:11PM
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OREGON #3??? With our double-digit unemployment and highest welfare population?!?! ARE THESE FOLKS SMOKING CRACK???!!!
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