Georgia ranked eighth best state for business

by Clay Neely

According to CNBC’s “ America’s Top States For Business 2013 ,” Georgia now ranks eighth overall and first in workforce.

This marks an improvement from the Georgia’s 2012 rank of ninth.

Georgia’s biggest jump in improvement comes in the “education” category; jumping to eighth for 2013, up from 34th in 2012.

Some of the major private sector employers include: Emory University, Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Georgia Power Company, Air Serv Corporation, Coca-Cola, Delta Air Lines, Piedmont Hospital, Pinnacle Transport and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

CNBC ranks South Dakota as the best state for business in 2013, ranking first in “Cost of Doing Business” and second in “Business Friendliness” while Hawaii is ranked last overall, including “Cost of Living” and “Infrastructure & Transportation.”

The rankings are scored on 51 measures of competitiveness, including the cost of doing business, economy, infrastructure, quality of life, technology and innovation, business friendliness, education, cost of living and access to capital.







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