Chief Executive Magazine releases state rankings

Reported by: Mel Carlock
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Updated: 5/08/2013 10:49 am
GREENWICH, Conn. (WTVA) -- Chief Executive Magazine has released its lastest state ranks from a survey of chief executive officers.

The state of Mississippi dropped from 30th in 2012 to 38th in 2013.

Alabama moved from 21st in 2012 to 16th in 2013.

When asked about the states, the survey says Mississippi's workforce quality was still a negative in the minds of CEOs.

Alabama received positive marks for its pro-growth efforts following the Gulf Oil spill and funding cuts from the federal government.

The state did receive negative marks over its immigration law and the impact it had on certain industries.

Texas ranks first and California last on the new survey.

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