NJ Stats: 2014 ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index

Economic Outlook Ranking (2014) Economic Performance Ranking (2002-2012)
1. Utah 1. Texas
2. South Dakota 2. Utah
3. Indiana 3. Wyoming
4. North Dakota 4. North Dakota
5. Idaho 5. Montana
6. North Carolina 6. Washington
7. Arizona 7. Nevada
8. Nevada 8. Arizona
9. Georgia 9. Oklahoma
10. Wyoming 10. Idaho
11. Virginia 11. Alaska
12. Michigan 12. North Carolina
13. Texas 13. Oregon
14. Mississippi 14. Virginia
15. Kansas 15. South Dakota
16. Florida 16. Colorado
17. Wisconsin 17. Hawaii
18. Alaska 18. West Virginia
19. Tennessee 19. Florida
20. Alabama 20. Nebraska
21. Oklahoma 21. Arkansas
22. Colorado 22. South Carolina
23. Ohio 23. New Mexico
24. Missouri 24. Iowa
25. Iowa 25. Tennessee
26. Arkansas 26. Delaware
27. Delaware 27. Georgia
28. Massachusetts 28. Kentucky
29. Louisiana 29. Louisiana
30. West Virginia 30. Alabama
31. South Carolina 31. Maryland
32. New Hampshire 32. Kansas
33. Pennsylvania 33. Minnesota
34. Maryland 34. New Hampshire
35. Nebraska 35. New York
36. Hawaii 36. Vermont
37. New Mexico 37. Pennsylvania
38. Washington 38. Indiana
39. Kentucky 39. Mississippi
40. Maine 40. Missouri
41. Rhode Island 41. Massachusetts
42. Oregon 42. Maine
43. Montana 43. California
44. Connecticut 44. Wisconsin
45. New Jersey 45. Connecticut
46. Minnesota 46. Illinois
47. California 47. Rhode Island
48. Illinois 48. New Jersey
49. Vermont 49. Ohio
50. New York 50. Michigan


Source:
Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore and Jonathan Williams. “Rich States, Poor States, 2014 Edition.” 2014.