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Oregon ranked no. 1 state in the country for infrastructure

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Oregon is getting high marks in a new study by U.S. News and World Report.

The study ranked Oregon as the no. 1 state in the country for infrastructure, followed by no. 3 for transportation and no. 9 for internet access.

Washington state is ranked no. 2 for infrastructure.

In ranking best states for infrastructure, U.S. News and World Report says they took renewable energy and quality of roads and bridges into major consideration.

"Pacific Northwestern states Oregon and Washington stand out as the top two in infrastructure, respectively, with some of the best transportation, energy and internet access in the country," the study reads.

Overall, in the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of states, Oregon comes in at no. 19. Here's how Oregon ranked in the other categories:

Healthcare: #24

Education: #22

Crime & Corrections: #36

Infrastructure: #1

Opportunity: #29

Economy: #15

Government: #27

And here are the top 10 states, overall:

1. Massachusetts

2. New Hampshire

3. Minnesota

4. North Dakota

5. Washington

6. Iowa

7. Utah

8. Maryland

9. Colorodo

10. Vermont

The bottom ten states are mostly located in the South:

40. Nevada

41. West Virginia

42. Kentucky

43. Alaska

44. Oklahoma

45. South Carolina

46. New Mexico

47. Alabama

48. Arkansas

49. Mississippi

50. Louisiana

To learn more about the U.S. News and World Report’s rankings of states, head to their website.


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