For the second year in a row, the Kids Count Data Book has ranked Minnesota the best state to raise children in.
Their score is rooted in four main categories: Economic and health conditions, education, and quality of communities.
Minnesota has also earned top economic rankings in recent years, including CNBC’s Top State for Business, first place on Gallup’s Job Creation Index, and landing in the top 15 on both Forbes’ Best States for Business and Business Insider’s Economy rankings.
These numbers indicate Minnesota is on the right path, but there’s more work to do. That’s why it’s as important as ever to continue working to build a better future for all Minnesotans.