Top 10 States With Highest Growth Potential
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."