Top 10 States With Highest Growth Potential

Citing data from the Chamber of Commerce, The Atlantic releases its top picks based on their capacity for growth and innovation. Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming come out on top.

The gargantuan energy industry of Alaska propelled the nation's largest state to land the No. 1 spot.

Senior editor Derek Thompson explains:

"Alaska, a low-tax, low-regulation state that thrives mostly because of what's in the ground: oil, gas, and trees. Alaska might not invent the world's next aorta gadget, but in the last few years, it's led the country in growth."

Full Story: The 10 Best U.S. States for Growth and Innovation

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