3 Best States in the U.S. for Quality of Life & Opportunities

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By: Teresa Strasser | Jared Cotter | Orlando Morales Posted: 10:27 PM, Mar 15, 2018

Each and every state is the U.S. is wonderful in their own way. But recently, U.S. News and World Report crunched the numbers and ranked the best states across the country  based on things like healthcare, education and opportunity, just to name a few. Here's a look at the top three. 

1. Iowa 

The Hawkeye State took the number one spot on the list as the best state in our country. It scored high marks in fiscal stability as well as the economy metric, which means they have a healthy business environment and employment opportunities. If that isn't enough, they're also experiencing growth! Businesses like the Amana Woolen Mill are still going strong in the state. 

2. Minnesota 

Minnesota ranked number two on the list. The land of 10,000 lakes had a high score in fiscal stability, meaning they have a bright economic future and a good credit rating. Winters are cold there, sure, but they'll give you a warm welcome, too! They also ranked within the top ten for opportunities, infrastructure, and health care.  

3. Utah 

The bee hive state is getting all the buzz! With its five national parks, it scored highest on the opportunity metric – higher in that category than the next two states on the list. We're guessing that if you're a budding business owner, you should be heading on over to Salt Lake City.  

Number four on the list was North Dakota, followed by New Hampshire, Washington, Nebraska, Massachusetts, Vermont and Colorado respectively, completing the top ten spots. 

So, there you go, it's the U.S. of A's most A+ States. Did your home state make the cut? Click here for the full ranking of America's 50 states. 

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