Of course, a challenge for all state economic development teams is the local political dynamic. States ranked highly for doing business today may increase or lose their appeal as the political winds blow. It is important for companies and their consultants to stay abreast of state and local trends that may affect incentive programs, taxes, zoning, and other site selection considerations. Many of the top-ranked states, and the municipalities within them, have proven their willingness and ability to create successful partnerships with companies. A growing emphasis on work force development, training, and education programs to strengthen the labor pool will only further solidify these states’ standings as great places to do business.
Top States For Doing Business 2013
- 2.tSouth Carolina
- 5.North Carolina