Texas regains ranking as No. 1 state for business
Texas has recaptured the top spot on CNBC's annual ranking of America's Top States for Business after falling to fourth last year. The jump can be attributed to the state's significant improvement in the economy category, with Texas jumping from 25th to the top spot. After a 2016 decline, the energy sector's 2017 improvements-rising oil prices and increased drilling-contributed to the higher ranking.