Here are some other recent rankings for Pennsylvania (including a different index from the SBEC):
Pacific Research Institute State Tort Liability Rankings – 45th (1 is best).
Beacon Hill Institute State Competitiveness Report 2007 – 34th (1 is best)
ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index – 44th on Economic Performance; 37th for Economic Outlook (1 is best)
Alliance for Worker Freedom Index of Worker Freedom – F (Tied for worst)
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council Policy Environment for Entrepreneurship. – 24th (1 is best)
Tax Foundation State Business Tax Climate Index – 27th (1 is best).
Tax Foundation State and Local Tax Burden – 24th (50 is best)
CEO Magazine Best States to do Business – 37th (1 is best)
Forbes Magazine Best States For Business – 39th (1 is best)