Forbes has just released its ranking
of the best states for businesses and New Mexico came down dead in the middle: 27th, right there between Arkansas and Alabama. Virginia moved to the number one slot, while Rhode Island sunk to the bottom.
Here's how New Mexico ranked in the five key categories:
Business costs: 26
Regulatory environment: 31
Economic climate: 11
Growth prospects: 6
Quality of life: 48
So, the good news is that commerce is going to expand, but we're still a shitty place to live.