For the ninth-consecutive year, Georgia was ranked the No. 1 state for business by Area Development magazine.
Every year the magazine polls site consulting firms around the country, comparing 13 factors. These include the overall cost of doing business, cooperative and responsive state government, favorable regulatory environment, corporate tax environment, business incentives, competitive labor environment, workforce development programs, logistics and infrastructure, access to capital and project funding, available real estate, energy availability and costs, speed of permitting and site-readiness programs.
For the 13th year in a row, Georgia received top marks for its outstanding workforce development program, Georgia Quick Start.
– Jan Schroder, The Georgia 100