NJ Stats: 2015 ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index

Economic Outlook Ranking (2015) Economic Performance Ranking (2003-2013)
1. Utah 1. Texas
2. North Dakota 2. North Dakota
3. Indiana 3. Utah
4. North Carolina 4. Oklahoma
5. Arizona 5. Wyoming
6. Idaho 6. Washington
7. Georgia 7. Oregon
8. Wyoming 8. Montana
9. South Dakota 9. Colorado
10. Nevada 10. North Carolina
11. Texas 11. Alaska
12. Virginia 12. Arizona
13. Wisconsin 13. Idaho
14. Alaska 14. South Dakota
15. Florida 15. Nevada
16. Oklahoma 16. Virginia
17. Tennessee 17. Nebraska
18. Kansas 18. Hawaii
19. Alabama 19. West Virginia
20. Mississippi 20. South Carolina
21. Colorado 21. Iowa
22. Arkansas 22. Arkansas
23. Ohio 23. Florida
24. Michigan 24. Tennessee
25. Iowa 25. Georgia
26. Louisiana 26. New Mexico
27. Missouri 27. Kentucky
28. Massachusetts 28. Kansas
29. New Hampshire 29. Alabama
30. Kentucky 30. Minnesota
31. Nebraska 31. Maryland
32. South Carolina 32. Delaware
33. Maryland 33. Louisiana
34. New Mexico 34. New York
35. Washington 35. Massachusetts
36. West Virginia 36. New Hampshire
37. Hawaii 37. California
38. Delaware 38. Vermont
39. Rhode Island 39. Pennsylvania
40. Illinois 40. Indiana
41. Pennsylvania 41. Mississippi
42. Maine 42. Missouri
43. Montana 43. Wisconsin
44. California 44. Maine
45. Oregon 45. Connecticut
46. New Jersey 46. Illinois
47. Connecticut 47. Rhode Island
48. Minnesota 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, 2015 Edition.” 2015. Accessed July 2015. http://www.alec.org/publications/rich-states-poor-states/2015