Is Site Selection Magazine still chapping your knickers because you’ve never heard of it? Perhaps you’ve heard of CNBC?
The South rises again!
Georgia—the Peach State—slices up the competition in the 2014 America’s Top States for Business rankings by CNBC, signaling an apparent shift back to the Sun Belt from the energy-rich Northern Plains.
Always a contender, Georgia outdid itself in 2014.
The state scores a solid 1,659 points out of a possible 2,500, finishing at or near the top in three categories and in the top half in all but two. Since we began rating the states for competitiveness in 2007, Georgia has never finished outside the top 10 overall, with fourth-place finishes in 2007 and 2011, and a respectable eighth place in 2013.
That sound you hear coming from the East is Governor Nathan Deal, on a trade mission to Israel, doing a Mic drop.