For the ninth time in the past 10 years, Site Selection magazine has named North Carolina the state with the nation’s best business climate.
Every year, the magazine surveys site selectors—the people who help companies decide where to build new facilities—to get their take on how easy or hard it is to do business in each state. Then it rates the states by tallying up manufacturing plant openings and new expansions of other corporate facilities.
North Carolina came out on top in the executive survey and second in the 2010 new plant ranking.
Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and South Carolina rounded out the top five.