CNBC named Texas as the #1 state for doing business in 2008. The report said that Texas has the best all-around economy, a good transportation system, low cost of living, good quality of life and a good environment for business. With the 12th largest economy in the world (if it were considered a nation), Texas now leads the U.S. in job creation, gross state product, low unemployment rate, and foreign direct investment. Part of the Lone Star State's success stems from proactive government policies and incentives, low taxes, reasonable regulations, solid infrastructure, and good quality of life. Forbes just released the top 10 best housing marketing and top 10 worst housing markets. Dallas was ranked in the top 10 best housing markets and came in at #8.