…but barely. CNBC lists Georgia as #9 in its annual ranking, down from #4 in 2011.
Each year, we [CNBC} score all 50 states on the criteria they use to sell themselves. This year’s analysis is the most comprehensive yet, using 51 metrics developed with the help of the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness, as well as input from the states themselves.
This year’s categories and possible point totals are:
Cost of Doing Business (350)
Quality of Life (350)
Infrastructure Transportation (325)
Technology Innovation (225)
Business Friendliness (200)
Access to Capital (100)
Cost of Living (50)
Georgia snagged the top spot for Workforce and #3 for Infrastructure Transporation (T-SPLOSTers take note). Explore the data here.