State Policy Reports, a Washington, D.C.-based publication that tracks state policies, ranked Kansas near the bottom of the nation in its Index of State Economic Momentum, which rates states base on personal income growth, employment growth and population growth.
Kansas was one spot above neighboring Oklahoma, which was ranked 47th, and a few spots below Nebraska, which was ranked 42nd.
Utah was ranked first, according the report, followed by California.
The only state bordering Kansas that wasn’t in the bottom half of the rankings was Colorado, which ranked ninth, according to the report. Missouri was ranked 36th.