The new American Dream is to find the financial freedom that comes with starting a successful business. That’s really the only way to become truly wealthy in the United States, if you weren’t lucky enough to be born into money.

Now, personal finance site WalletHub has calculated what they say is a ranking of the 50 states, “across 25 key indicators of startup success to determine the most fertile grounds in which to launch and grow an enterprise.”

You can read more about WalletHub’s methodology here. Some of their conclusions are really surprising. (Let’s just say people from Mississippi will like it more than some other rankings.) But even if you could quibble a bit with a few of the rankings or methodology, it’s an interesting starting point.

So now, the 50 states ranked in order of friendliness to new business. Where does your state rank? Does the list make sense to you?

1. Texas
Total Score: 64.4 (out of 100 perfect score)

Business Environment Rank: 1
Access to Resources Rank: 12
Business Costs Rank: 16

2 Utah
Total Score: 63.41

Business Environment Rank: 3
Access to Resources Rank: 1
Business Costs Rank: 33

3 Georgia
Total Score: 60.21

Business Environment Rank: 7
Access to Resources Rank: 15
Business Costs Rank: 17

4 Montana
Total Score: 58.9

Business Environment Rank: 8
Access to Resources Rank: 14
Business Costs Rank: 8

5. Oklahoma
Total Score: 58.67

Business Environment Rank: 11
Access to Resources Rank: 25
Business Costs Rank: 1

6. Florida
Total Score: 58.09

Business Environment Rank: 5
Access to Resources Rank: 21
Business Costs Rank: 25

7. North Dakota
Total Score: 57.94

Business Environment Rank: 4
Access to Resources Rank: 20
Business Costs Rank: 31

8. California
Total Score: 57.61

Business Environment Rank: 2
Access to Resources Rank: 6
Business Costs Rank: 47

9. Arizona
Total Score: 55.58

Business Environment Rank: 10
Access to Resources Rank: 19
Business Costs Rank: 23

10. Colorado
Total Score: 55.43

Business Environment Rank: 6
Access to Resources Rank: 24
Business Costs Rank: 32

11. Nevada
Total Score: 53.44

Business Environment Rank: 9
Access to Resources Rank: 30
Business Costs Rank: 29

12. North Carolina
Total Score: 53.26

Business Environment Rank: 20
Access to Resources Rank: 17
Business Costs Rank: 14

13. Washington
Total Score: 52.55

Business Environment Rank: 15
Access to Resources Rank: 2
Business Costs Rank: 41

14. Idaho
Total Score: 52.19

Business Environment Rank: 14
Access to Resources Rank: 46
Business Costs Rank: 7

15. Michigan
Total Score: 51.86

Business Environment Rank: 28
Access to Resources Rank: 36
Business Costs Rank: 3

16. South Dakota
Total Score: 51.59

Business Environment Rank: 32
Access to Resources Rank: 29
Business Costs Rank: 6

17. Wyoming
Total Score: 51.39

Business Environment Rank: 17
Access to Resources Rank: 26
Business Costs Rank: 26

18. Louisiana
Total Score: 50.91

Business Environment Rank: 27
Access to Resources Rank: 23
Business Costs Rank: 15

19. Massachusetts
Total Score: 50.84

Business Environment Rank: 16
Access to Resources Rank: 5
Business Costs Rank: 44

20. Nebraska
Total Score: 50.61

Business Environment Rank: 26
Access to Resources Rank: 32
Business Costs Rank: 10
21. Mississippi
Total Score: 50.47

Business Environment Rank: 44
Access to Resources Rank: 28
Business Costs Rank: 2

22. Kentucky
Total Score: 49.67

Business Environment Rank: 38
Access to Resources Rank: 42
Business Costs Rank: 5

23. Oregon
Total Score: 49.6

Business Environment Rank: 13
Access to Resources Rank: 27
Business Costs Rank: 36

24. Missouri
Total Score: 49.54

Business Environment Rank: 24
Access to Resources Rank: 33
Business Costs Rank: 20

25. South Carolina
Total Score: 49.49

Business Environment Rank: 31
Access to Resources Rank: 39
Business Costs Rank: 13

26. Arkansas
Total Score: 49.47

Business Environment Rank: 37
Access to Resources Rank: 35
Business Costs Rank: 11

27. Minnesota
Total Score: 49.29

Business Environment Rank: 21
Access to Resources Rank: 10
Business Costs Rank: 39

28. Illinois
Total Score: 49.04

Business Environment Rank: 34
Access to Resources Rank: 7
Business Costs Rank: 38

29. New Mexico
Total Score: 48.79

Business Environment Rank: 43
Access to Resources Rank: 18
Business Costs Rank: 19

30. Tennessee
Total Score: 48.31

Business Environment Rank: 35
Access to Resources Rank: 45
Business Costs Rank: 12

31. Maine
Total Score: 48.19

Business Environment Rank: 30
Access to Resources Rank: 40
Business Costs Rank: 22

32. New York
Total Score: 48.02

Business Environment Rank: 18
Access to Resources Rank: 3
Business Costs Rank: 49

33. Indiana
Total Score: 47.87

Business Environment Rank: 25
Access to Resources Rank: 47
Business Costs Rank: 18

34. Virginia
Total Score: 47.63

Business Environment Rank: 19
Access to Resources Rank: 31
Business Costs Rank: 34

35. Kansas
Total Score: 47.54

Business Environment Rank: 41
Access to Resources Rank: 37
Business Costs Rank: 21

36. Alaska
Total Score: 47.26

Business Environment Rank: 12
Access to Resources Rank: 16
Business Costs Rank: 48

37. Delaware
Total Score: 47.17

Business Environment Rank: 22
Access to Resources Rank: 13
Business Costs Rank: 42

38. Ohio
Total Score: 46.63

Business Environment Rank: 39
Access to Resources Rank: 43
Business Costs Rank: 24

39. Iowa
Total Score: 46.38

Business Environment Rank: 33
Access to Resources Rank: 34
Business Costs Rank: 30

40. Wisconsin
Total Score: 46.17

Business Environment Rank: 36
Access to Resources Rank: 44
Business Costs Rank: 28

41. Alabama
Total Score: 45.9

Business Environment Rank: 48
Access to Resources Rank: 41
Business Costs Rank: 9

42. Maryland
Total Score: 45.85

Business Environment Rank: 29
Access to Resources Rank: 8
Business Costs Rank: 45

43. Connecticut
Total Score: 45.05

Business Environment Rank: 42
Access to Resources Rank: 4
Business Costs Rank: 46

44. New Jersey
Total Score: 44

Business Environment Rank: 23
Access to Resources Rank: 9
Business Costs Rank: 50

45. West Virginia
Total Score: 43.6

Business Environment Rank: 50
Access to Resources Rank: 38
Business Costs Rank: 4

46. Pennsylvania
Total Score: 42.81

Business Environment Rank: 47
Access to Resources Rank: 22
Business Costs Rank: 37

47. Vermont
Total Score: 42.53

Business Environment Rank: 46
Access to Resources Rank: 49
Business Costs Rank: 27

48. Rhode Island
Total Score: 41.88

Business Environment Rank: 49
Access to Resources Rank: 11
Business Costs Rank: 35

49. New Hampshire
Total Score: 38.11

Business Environment Rank: 45
Access to Resources Rank: 48
Business Costs Rank: 40

50 Hawaii
Total Score: 37.16

Business Environment Rank: 40
Access to Resources Rank: 50
Business Costs Rank: 43

Source: Inc.