Best States For Business

This week, Forbes.com released their 2017 FORBES’ Best States for Business list and after ranking in the top five for twelve straight years, North Carolina finally takes the top spot! While the list has been around since 2006, only two other states have been number one – Utah and Virginia.

Narrowly missing first place last year, North Carolina was able to head the rankings with an improved employment outlook and the second lowest business costs (South Dakota placed first in that area).

The list takes six categories into consideration: business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects, and quality of life.

Here is the list of the other nine states that round out the top 10:

  1. North Carolina
  2. Texas
  3. Utah
  4. Nebraska
  5. Virginia
  6. Georgia
  7. Florida
  8. Colorado
  9. North Dakota
  10. Indiana

To see the complete article, which also links to the ranking of all fifty states, click here.

Congrats to North Carolina and here’s to hoping you can repeat next year!