In fact, it was #2, just behind Massachusetts. I'd flip them myself, but we are neighbors.

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The rankings were released by U.S. News and World Report. The publication used 68 metrics to evaluate each state.
The data was compiled by McKinsey and Company.
New England States strike again!
NH Governor Sununu issued this statement:
New Hampshire is among the best states in the nation to live, work and raise a family. Though we have much work to do to ensure that our state continues to thrive, this announcement is something that Granite Staters can be particularly proud of today. It will also serve as useful information to those considering moving their home or business to New Hampshire."