North Carolina was recently named the third best state for business

North Carolina was recently named the third best state for business by CNBC, following Virginia and Texas. The rankings were determined by measuring each state in 10 different categories. In those categories, N.C. ranked in the top five for workforce and infrastructure/transportation but the lowest for its economy. For more information on the criteria or to see how other states fared, follow the link below.

Category Score 2011 Rank 2010 Rank
Cost of Doing Business 238 9 15
Workforce 261 3 3
Quality of Life 163 33 32
Infrastructure & Transportation 234 3 10
Economy 84 41 37
Education 125 18 26
Technology & Innovation 171 12 11
Business Friendliness 154 11 13
Access to Capital 80 11 10
Cost of Living 29 22 23
OVERALL 1539 3 4

Governor: Beverly Perdue (D)

Population: 9,380,884

GDP (2009 per capita): $38,437

Unemployment rate (May 2011): 9.7 percent

Foreclosure rate (May 2011): One per 1,584 households

Budget gap (projected 2012): $2.4 billion

Corporate tax rate: 6.9 percent

Largest employers: Food Lion, Wells Fargo, Lowes Home Centers

Sources: US Government, RealtyTrac, Center on Budget & Policy Priorities, Federation of Tax Administrators, State Employment Security Commission


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