The 'R' word may not be at the top of everyone's mind, but recession predictions are proliferating among business leaders.

If a recession happens in 2020, where you're located may be crucial to how well you ride it out, according to FitSmallBusiness.com.

The online publication recently repeated a study on the best states to survive a downturn it conducted in 2017 when recession fears spiked. Researchers found that the states best equipped to survive a recession next year were quite different from those in the earlier study.

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Michael S. Fischer

Michael S. Fischer is a longtime contributing writer for ThinkAdvisor. He previously reported on trade and intellectual property topics for the Economist Intelligence Unit and covered the hedge fund industry for MARHedge and Reuters News Service.