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PARK RIDGE, IL - Pollina Corporate Real Estate Inc. released its annual ranking of top pro-business states with Louisiana rising to No. 16 in the country.  

According to the report, Louisiana has climbed 24 spots in Pollina's ranking since 2008, making it the most improved state in the country over the last four years.  Since January 2008, Louisiana has improved to its highest-ever position in every major national ranking of state business climates, including those published by Area Development, Business Facilities, CNBC, Forbes, Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Site Selection and Chief Executive.

Pollina ranks the 50 states on 32 factors, including evaluation metrics such as business tax burdens, workforce training programs, workers compensation costs, economic development incentives, energy costs, marketing programs and state economic development efforts.  It is described as "the most comprehensive and impartial examination (with no advertising) of states available."

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