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NC Ranks First on Forbes' Best States for Business

It is no accident that Forbes has named North Carolina the number one state for business for the second time.

“The latest rankings look at six main categories: business costs, regulatory environment, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. North Carolina was the only state to rank among the top 12 in all six categories.” North Carolina’s job growth and gross state product are projected to continue to rank at the top of the country for the next 5 years. Additionally, our state’s population is growing twice as quickly as the United States average.

I am proud that our work to continue to excel our state’s business climate has made North Carolina the national leader. Our economy is booming due to the dedication to pass legislation that dissolves outdated and burdensome regulations, offers a business friendly tax environment, makes significant investments to educate our workforce, and places on high priority on the need for job creators to succeed.