Interview: Midwest Will Be The “Best Place In The Nation To Do Business For The Next Decade”


Creighton University Economics Professor Ernie Goss has been conducting an economic survey of midwestern states, including North Dakota, since the early 1990’s.

His latest index shows things slowing down a bit for the midwest in terms of the economy, even here in North Dakota, but he attributes that to worker and housing shortages as well as national uncertainty over taxes, government spending and the implementation of Obamacare.

Still, he told me midwest states like North Dakota will be the “best place in the nation to do business for the next decade.”

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  • kevindf

    Only if you like paying five times more in state income taxes than federal income taxes.

    • guest

      Run for office and do something about it, or move somewhere else. Your first 5,000 posts haven’t done anything to change it, do you think this one will?

      • kevindf

        Yeah, because that doesn’t cost anything, does it?