North Carolina: A Top State for Business in 2012
Last year I blogged about North Carolina being ranked in the top 5 states for entrepreneurs and am proud that the state I have built my business in is now in the top 3 states for business in the United States. Yes, I’m biased because I have lived in Charlotte, NC for over a decade, but the truth is North Carolina is an amazing state filled with transplants like myself who make this state a great place to call home and start a business.
This year is no different as CNBC has scored all 50 states on 43 measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. States received points based on their rankings in each metric. Then, they separated those metrics into ten broad categories, weighting the categories based on how frequently they are cited in state economic development marketing materials. That way, the study ranks the states based on the criteria they use to sell themselves.
How did your state do?