Top 10 States With Highest Growth Potential

Citing data from the Chamber of Commerce, <em>The Atlantic</em> releases its top picks based on their capacity for growth and innovation. Alaska, North Dakota, and Wyoming come out on top.
June 25, 2011, 9am PDT | Jeff Jamawat
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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."

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Published on Friday, June 24, 2011 in The Atlantic
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