b'ECONOMY3. It is good to have low debt levels, but having well-funded debt also matters.Thenextlist presentsthefive stateswiththe mostcomplete funding: North Carolina Georgia Tennessee Colorado Utah Arizona IdahoMedium- to light-blue-colored areas that are heavily dependent on tourism are not a healthy combination4. The map above is where it all happens. heading through 2023. The states best suited for aDemographics drive growth because more rebound are the darker-colored states that are morepeople equals more economic activity.dependent on manufacturing.The darkest-colored states (less severely impacted)Adding up the lists, with a state having to appear on are (from left to right) some of the better prospectsat least two of them, indicates the best prospects for for recovery: a sooner-rather-than-later recovery from the COVID Recession are: WyomingOklahomaWisconsinIdaho IdahoDelawareSouth DakotaNorth Carolina North CarolinaTennessee2. Some states are better positioned to rideKnowing where the best economic prospects are through the economic storm from 20212023 considering COVID and finances A hit to revenues for the states could also impact creditanddemographicsmeansbusinessescantake ratings and impair longer-term prospects in additionaction by allocating resources in geographic areas to creating pressure on cutting services and raisingwhere it may do the most good. Perhaps you arent taxes in the near term based on debt obligations andin a position to shift gears in these states, but you how well those obligations are funded. likely know which of your customers face the greatest What we are looking at via the list below are statesupside exposure from these states. Id marshal my that are the least heavily in debt as a percentage ofresources in a manner that ensures I am giving my GDP (in order from least indebted to more indebted): company the best possible means of maximizing revenue and profits. Pivoting to where the better business will be provides an important leg up on the amount of recovery you will harvest.www.mrca.orgMidwest Roofer 25'