Peach State Three- Peat
“It’s hard to stop a train, and the train called Georgia is on cruise control. For the third year in a row, the Peach State takes first place in Site Selection’s annual ranking of state business climates, a closely watched barometer of which states have the right mix of actual project successes and high favorability as indicated by site selectors. It’s watched closely because it reflects announced capital investment projects reflected in the Conway Projects Database and several other objective measures of state attractiveness (see the methodology on page 98). Qualified capital projects are private-sector only and meet one or more of these criteria: $1 million or more in investment, 20 or more new jobs or 20,000 or more square feet of new construction.
North Carolina placed second, up from third place last year. The Tar Heel State risks losing its status as the only state to win four times consecutively in recent years – which was just prior to Georgia’s current run of three back-to-back wins. Rounding out the top five are Kentucky in third place (up from eighth in 2014), Louisiana and Ohio.”
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