Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Georgia: 3rd Best State for Business

From the AJC:

The business climate in Georgia is surpassed only by Texas and North Carolina, according to a study by marketing company Development Counsellors International.
Georgia was followed by Tennessee and Florida, which tied for fourth place. Some 20.4 percent said Georgia was the state with the most favorable climate. Executives usually cited three factors for their choices: a strong labor market, low operating costs and a pro-business climate.

“With the battle for business more intense than ever, states and their economic development organizations need to pay close attention to the results of this survey,” DCI President Andrew T. Levine said in a statement. “Whether accurate or misguided, perceptions about a location’s business climate often play a crucial role in site selection decisions and where companies invest money and create jobs.”
DCI said its survey was sent to a random selection of 3,591 U.S. companies with annual revenue of at least $25 million.

My comment: This is so even though each year state partisan politics trots out the need for reform in the justice system.