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Site Selection’s 2016 Top State Business Climate Rankings

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Site Selection’s 2016 Top State Business Climate Rankings

Overall Rank State Survey Rank Comp. Rank 2015 NP Rank 2015 NP Rank PC 2016 NP Rank 2016 NP Rank PC Mature Firm TI Rank New Firm TI Rank Final Total Points
1 Georgia 3 7 7 16 1 4 3 6 97
2 North Carolina 5 2 4 7 4 10 7 13 94
3 Ohio 11 8 2 3 8 13 5 3 90
T4 Tennessee 4 3 11 13 6 8 29 29 89
T4 Texas 1 1 1 11 15 34 12 42 89
6 Virginia 6 13 9 18 2 3 11 39 87
T7 Louisiana 13 11 13 6 5 2 10 2 84
T7 South Carolina 2 18 19 19 11 9 32 34 84
9 Alabama 8 16 15 10 19 20 13 19 83
10 Indiana 6 6 10 12 17 21 43 15 82
11 Florida 9 9 14 41 10 23 19 36 75
12 Oklahoma 14 28 23 15 20 18 16 5 74
13 Utah 10 24 32 30 29 22 6 10 73
14 Kentucky 28 5 5 1 7 6 18 7 69
T15 Illinois 24 14 3 4 3 11 45 24 68
T15 Iowa 19 10 21 8 12 7 40 41 68
T15 Michigan 27 4 6 14 8 12 25 25 68
T18 Arizona 15 22 25 33 14 19 14 31 67
T18 Mississippi 12 25 30 25 20 14 37 21 67
20 Nebraska 36 12 16 2 13 1 9 1 60
21 Nevada 18 15 28 21 38 36 4 38 59
22 South Dakota 26 21 36 9 46 46 2 11 54
23 Kansas 20 17 20 5 38 37 47 48 52
24 New York 17 29 18 43 24 41 42 37 49
25 Wisconsin 34 26 17 20 31 33 35 4 47
NP – New Plant, PC – Per Capita, TI – Tax Index, 2016 Figures from Jan. – Aug. 2016

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