Results Champion?: NO
Unlike many of its neighboring state of New Jersey, New York has an above average environment, in all areas except carbon dioxide emissions. Like many east coast states, the Empire State has good education outcomes and excellent public health measures. Economically, while the state overall has below average economic scores, it’s outcomes for job growth, GDP growth, and venture capital are sound.
Like many highly populous states, New York suffers from poor transportation infrastructure. Additionally the state stands out for high cost of living, leading to low adjusted median household income, and high income inequality. In terms of government, New York has a very large government, one that has trouble with mounting debt, high taxes, and government spending. The state’s credit rating is still average and therefore can continue to spend for a while. This combined with a stable public pension system means spending in New York is not an immediate threat.
Improving infrastructure and improving the economy are highly recommended for New York. While income inequality is, to a certain extent, a byproduct of prosperity and economic growth, combating high cost of living would do much to improve the average New Yorkers life.