Worst state in America to do business is...

So much for the idea of West is best. In an annual survey, executives ranked California as the worst place to do business for the eighth year in a row…

The survey considered responses from 650 business leaders, who graded states on factors such as taxes, regulations, living environment and more…

California narrowly edged out New York in what the survey called “the ninth circle of business hell,” sharing the bottom five spots with Illinois, Massachusetts and Michigan.