The home of Amazon, Microsoft and the NFL’s Seattle Seahawks has been named the best state in America.
Washington state earned top honors on U.S. News & World Report’s rankings of the Best States, published on Tuesday.
The outlet calculates where all 50 states fall in their rankings based on several criteria, including health care, education, economy and opportunity. Certain categories are weighted more based on an annual survey with thousands of people to determine which issues are most important.
Washington was the top state overall, followed by New Hampshire and Minnesota.
“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,” said Washington Governor Jay Inslee in a statement.
Utah was the fourth best state overall, according to the rankings, followed by Vermont. The top 10 overall states:
- New Hampshire
- Colorado Read more