I was looking at the recent annual survey of business leaders on ChiefExecutive.net and wondered how the recently elected governors stacked up. The report had one year and five year performance but I was interested in the performance since the most recent election. So I combined the two most recent surveys and got this table. I guess it is no surprise that the leaders of the top five states that showed the most improvement over two years are Republican. The performance of Louisiana and Governor Jindal is spectacular. Those freshman Republican governors of Wisconsin and Ohio seem to have done their part of improving their state’s economies. It may not be much to brag about but it is definitely better than no improvement or a deteriorating business environment.
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