Tennesseeis the third best state for business on Chief Executive magazine’s Best/Worst States for Business 2010. That’s up from No. 5 last year.
Texas and North Carolina were the top two for 2010. The magazine rated states on taxation, workforce and living environment.
For what it’s worth, three high tax states — California, New York and Michigan — anchored the bottom of the list.
The Knoxville region got its share of government largesse earlier this week with Gov. Phil Bredesen’s announcement of Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grants.
The governor did a good job of spreading the money around, delivering more than $9.2 million to 100 cities and counties. The grants are part of the Recovery Act money flowing out of Washington, D.C.