Minnesota was the third worst pro-business state in the nation in 2012, according to a study.
The study was produced by the American Economic Development Institute and Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc., and showed only two states ranked lower than Minnesota in pro-business: Hawaii
Wisconsin was ranked seventh worst pro-business state
The study examined 32 factors over which state governments had control relative to efforts to be pro-business.
The same study found Utah to be the number one pro-business state, according to the Poillina Corporate website.
Second best was Virginia and third best was Wyoming.
North Dakota was ranked fourth best and South Dakota was seventh best.
New Jersey, Rhode Island and California have been ranked among the worst ten states in each of the last six years.
California has been dead last every year since 2004.