For the first time ever, Forbes Magazine has named North Carolina as the Best State for Business in the nation. North Carolina was also the only state to rank in the top 20 in all six of their categories. The annual ratings by Forbes examine states’ business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects, and quality of life to produce their list of top achievers.
Site Selection Magazine has named North Carolina the second best state for doing business for the third year in a row. They need to read Forbes. In the last year alone North Carolina brought in nearly 16,000 new jobs and nearly $4 billion in new investment. Hopefully all of this information will mean something when we discuss Amazon’s new project later in this newsletter.