More than 70 metrics and tens of thousands of data points were used by the researchers to come to the conclusion that Washington is the best state in America.
Wa+shington Governor Jay Inslee said, ‘This confirms what we, in Washington have always known, that our state is great for businesses, workers, and investments, coupled with natural beauty and innovative, creative people. I am pleased to share Washington’s success with the world.’
Eric Gertler, executive chairman at U.S. News said, ‘As people are increasingly concerned about income disparities, rising health care costs, gaps in education and crumbling infrastructure, it’s more important than ever to focus on the day-to-day policies that affect people where they live their lives.’
The booming economy of Washington ranked third following Colorado and Utah. In infrastructure, it ranked at the second spot while in health care it ranked at the fourth spot.
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U.S. News & World Report assessed all 50 states on different criteria, including education, health care, infrastructure, and local economies.