Neat-o. Now, let’s raise taxes and ruin it! Wheeeeee.
The state of Georgia moved up 10 spots to No. 5 in the country in Forbes magazine’s list of the best states for business, published July 31.
The magazine used six criteria in its rankings: business costs, labor pool, regulatory environment, growth prospects, economic climate and quality of life. Georgia finished in the top 10 in economic climate, growth prospects, labor supply and regulatory environment.
“As for Georgia, several factors propelled its move up the rankings,” Forbes writes. “Ten years ago, just 21 percent of Georgia’s adult population had a college degree, badly lagging the national average. Today, 28 percent of the population has a degree — on par with the rest of the U.S. The jump is the second biggest improvement by any state after Maine.”