CNBC’s Best States for Business Released

June 25, 2014

CNBC released the 8th annual Top States for Business ranking today and Georgia is at the top.

While the peach state has never finished outside of the top 10, this is Georgia’s first time as No. 1. The state ranked first in workforce and infrastructure and third for their economy.

The CNBC study ranks 50 states on 56 measures of competitiveness, developed using input from business groups, economic development experts, companies and the states themselves. States receive points based on their rankings in each metric. CNBC then separates those metrics into 10 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.

Here are the top 10 states for business this year:

Top states for biz

So how did your state do? You can see the full ranking of all 50 US states here.  Happy reading…

Written by Brooke Carrillo

Brooke is a Senior Account Executive at DCI. Since joining DCI in 2010, she has worked with a diverse set of national clients such as Metro Denver, Louisville, Charlotte, North Dakota and Montreal.

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