TEXAS (Austin Business Journal) – Texas stands out as the top state for business, according to Directorship magazine.

Texas “has a pro-business tax climate that ranks third, a low cost of living, a relatively solid economy and a litigation environment that ranks tenth on our list,” the magazine reported. “Texas also ranks first in the number of Fortune 500 companies located there.”

Major corporate relocations and expansions such as Comerica’s move to Dallas and Caterpillar’s new plant in Seguin were highlighted as reasons for Texas’ ranking.

Directorship evaluated states’ overall economies, tax climates, cost of living and education to determine rankings.