by CIO Staff

The Best States for E-Commerce

Jul 01, 20021 min
Consumer Electronics

What state is the best for e-commerce? The Progressive Policy Institute ( scored the 50 states (and Washington, D.C.) according to what a citizen can buy online (such as wine, cars, insurance and contact lenses), whether the state allows digital signatures (good for e-biz) or whether it imposes online taxes (not good). In number-one Oregon, for example, residents can order prescription drugs online without paying sales taxes. Conversely, South Carolina, which ranked last, doesn’t allow the online purchase of contact lenses and is one of 13 states that has not passed a law recognizing digital signatures.

Here’s the ranking of the top 10 for e-commerce:

  • Oregon
  • Utah
  • Indiana
  • Louisiana
  • Iowa
  • Alaska
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Michigan
  • Colorado

SOURCE: Progressive Policy Institute, March 2002