America's comeback states: 5 turnaround stories

These states have made the biggest economic gains since the Great Recession by reforming regulations and offering incentives to attract investment.

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Jul 7, 2014 9:28AM
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"Nothing Stops Detroit" except Democrats.
Jul 7, 2014 7:47AM
Jul 3, 2014 6:43PM
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I guess when you're near the bottom theres no direction left open but up.
Jul 3, 2014 8:08PM
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Lost wages is No. 1? What does Nevada produce? A burial ground for nuclear waste? Yuk. Nothing stops Detroit? Maybe no one stops there. It doesn't even look like a decent ghetto in pictures. Is that the place selling vacant lots for $1.00? Temporary turn arounds? What happens when the 47% are forced to go back to work? They fail drug testing or have no work experience for employment? The spend it all every month snap cards becomes obsolete. Consumer confidence declines. The stock market sinks on the financial quick sand foundation. The record debt and inflation stops the federal reserve from extending credit to Obama who was polled the worst ever president since WW2.
Jul 7, 2014 11:25AM
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Detroit & Michigan ?? are you kidding me. Has this dude ever visited Detroit...It's one big sewer thanks to Unions and Democrats
Jul 3, 2014 10:00PM
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Texas is going to come back strong against this commie , phony, "I want to destroy  The America we all grew up with looser of a president, that wants to destroy us for what I can't figure out yet.

Texas will sue homeland security because they are ignoring the flow of illegal's at Obamas orders..

Jul 15, 2014 8:15AM
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5 states making comeback...all lead by republican governors
Jul 7, 2014 1:14PM
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Notice how IL, CA and NY missed this list. 
Taxes and taxes/illegals have driven companies and people from these states.  Detroit beckons.
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Don't worry, if Obama has anything to do with it these states will be back on the brink of destruction.
Jul 15, 2014 3:39AM
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I think all have republican governors running the states.
Jul 3, 2014 8:41PM
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I tell ya, things were so bad in my state that you had to look up to see down. Seriously, glad to hear some of the states hit hard by the recession are bouncing back. It's good to see a couple of rust belt states like Michigan and Ohio improving. South Carolina has had success with attracting industry in recent years such as BMW and Boeing to go with their strong tourism industry. Atlanta will always be the engine driving Georgia's economy, and that's a good thing for a state to have.
Jul 7, 2014 12:28PM
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Yet another LIBERAL LIE article!  No states are making a comeback with Obama in office.  We WILL MAKE A COMEBACK WHEN A CONSERVATIVE REPUBLICAN takes office in 2016!  We will flourish and prosper once again!
Jul 7, 2014 9:06AM
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Michigan and Nevada moved up to the high 20's. That would make them cream of the crap!!!! 


Jul 7, 2014 1:38PM
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Isn't it kind of funny that these states that are coming back just happen to be republican states?   Hmmm  fascinating don't you think?
Jul 7, 2014 12:25PM
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I'd suggest North Dakota but that state wasn't really hit very hard what with it's near 2% unemployment during the recession XD
Jul 15, 2014 5:51AM
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Its not the Great Depression in this country....Its the Great Demise of a Country!
Jul 7, 2014 12:16PM
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Wait till after November's elections, regardless of who wins what watch the bottom fall out. You're being duped!
Jul 7, 2014 8:06AM
Jul 15, 2014 9:42AM
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Ohio is a good example on this list ;  When it was under a democratic governor , the job market went in the dumper , and the effort to welcome new industry was non-existant  . Then the Republican Kasich came into office and has pushed and pushed for companies to come to Ohio by giving them incentives such as tax breaks , and it is working . When one job sector goes downhill , such as the auto industry , you don't give up . You  seek out the industries that are thriving and entice them to come to your state . It isn't a coincidence that the states recovering the most all have republican governors . jmo
Jul 15, 2014 8:37AM
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Positive correlation  between fastest improving states and Republican governorships.  Vote for more growth and jobs 11/4/2014 and 11/3/2016.
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