Top Ten State Economies According to MSN Money -- and Colorado's Big Finish

Memes and more below.
Memes and more below.

Plenty of folks in these parts continue to complain about the rough economy -- but according to MSN Money, such gripes have reached their expiration date. The site has just ranked the fifty state economies from worst to first, and Colorado is solidly ensconced in the top ten. But where did it finish? Count down the meme-illustrated list below, complete with excerpts from MSN Money text -- and to see the original post, which features even more facts and figures, click here.

See also: Top Ten States With the Most and least People Who'd Leave If They Could: Suck It, New Jersey

Number 10: Massachusetts

Top Ten State Economies According to MSN Money -- and Colorado's Big Finish

MSN Money excerpt: "Massachusetts, powered by its many prestigious colleges and universities, has a robust service economy, anchored by creative industries, financial services, information technology and the life sciences...."

Sample fact: "Massachusetts saw a drop in unemployment in the past year, from 7.1 percent in June 2013 to 5.5 percent in June 2014...."

Number 9: Nevada

Top Ten State Economies According to MSN Money -- and Colorado's Big Finish

MSN Money excerpt: "Nevada was hit extremely hard by the implosion of the 2000's housing bubble, but its economy, including its housing market, is getting back on its feet...."

Sample fact: "The unemployment rate dropped 2.3 percent from 10.0 percent in June 2013 to 7.7 percent in June 2014, the second-best improvement in the country...."

Continue to keep counting down the ten best state economies according to MSN Money.



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