Utah and Texas ranked first in separate economic categories in a new report published by the nonpartisan American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC).
In its 13th annual Rich States, Poor States Index, ALEC identified states with the best economic outlook in 2020 and policy choices that have encouraged or stymied economic opportunity and growth.
The report provides analysis of all 50 states in two categories: economic outlook and economic performance across multiple variables.
Utah has ranked first in economic outlook since 2013. Texas has ranked in the top 15 in economic performance since