Site Selection magazine ranks New York 22nd in the nation when it comes to business friendliness.
Each 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.
New York finished sixth in both 2010 new plant rankings. But it finished 17th in overall competitiveness, 23rd in new plants per million residents and 30th in the executive survey of overall business climate.
North Carolina was rated the most business-friendly in the United States, followed by Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and South Carolina.