North Carolina Best State for Business in Forbes’ 2017 Rankings

Raleigh, N.C.  – North Carolina is the Best State for Business and the only state to place among the top 20 in all six categories of Forbes’ 2017 economic climate rankings.

The annual ratings by Forbes examine states’ business costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects, and quality of life to produce the comparisons.  North Carolina topped the list for the first time in 2017.

“Today’s #1 ranking reflects the North Carolina House of Representatives’ commitment to permanently improving our state’s tax structure, strengthening our infrastructure, and building a dynamic education system that serves students with a career-ready curriculum,” said North Carolina House Speaker Tim Moore (R-Cleveland).

“Our pursuit of smarter government policies and fiscal responsibility encourage business leaders across the nation to look to North Carolina communities for economic success.”

Read more about the Forbes’ 2017 Best States for Business rankings.


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