WASHINGTON -- The National Association of Manufacturers today released to the public the 2008 Competitiveness Redbook – National Edition, providing rankings of the 50 state economies according to 51 business and economic indices.
The annual Redbook, first released in 2005, contains updated data on many key economic indicators found in previous Redbooks, two new charts providing additional and expanded indicators on state economies (e.g., a housing price index and the Wharton Residential Land Use Regulation Index) and results from two state liability systems ranking surveys.
NAM President and CEO John Engler said the Redbook did not attempt to rank states overall according to their business climate, but rather to provide rankings of states in specific categories. “As a former governor, I know how important and useful the information in this book can be to individuals involved in forming public policy, companies looking to expand operations, economic development professionals and the media and general public.”
Copies of the Redbook may be ordered for $10 (NAM members) and $15 (non-members) each, plus shipping and handling, and any applicable taxes, from the NAM Bookstore at www.nambooks.com; 800-637-3005.