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Maine Ranks 50 on Forbes List for Best State for Business 

Governor LePage says the editors of Forbes magazine told him the state will continue to have poor showings in its rankings for best states for business until it adresses “structural problems” and the governor felt that meant high energy and welfare costs.Maine ranked 50th on the list. An editior with Forbes told the Sun Journal welfare isn’t a factor in the rankings.As for energy costs, he said that’s a difficult problem for the governor to solve.Forbes considers data in six categories, including quality of life and business costs.