While the U.S. is among the top nations for education, entrepreneurship and quality of life, it lags behind in infrastructure, earning a D+ in the American Society of Civil Engineers 2013 report card, according to US News. The condition of infrastructure is key to evaluating the quality of life for any state’s citizens. In ranking the Best States for infrastructure, use of renewable energy and the quality of roads and bridges were major considerations.
Oregon ranked as the number one state for infrastructure. The top 10 was dominated by Western and Midwestern states.
US News' top 10 best states for infrastructure:
- North Dakota
- South Dakota