North Carolina is No. 2 on CNBC’s “America’s Top States for Business,” its best performance in the annual ranking since it was introduced in 2007. The CNBC study puts all 50 states to the test, grading them on more than 85 different metrics in 10 key categories of competitiveness.
North Carolina ranked particularly well in the categories of economy (No. 4) with solid growth, and workforce (No. 6) with a steady influx of educated workers, according to CNBC’s coverage. North Carolina also finished among the Top 10 states in business friendliness (No. 9), access to capital (8), and technology and innovation (10).
While Virginia took the top spot in this year’s CNBC ranking, with 1,587 points overall out of a possible 2,500 across all categories, North Carolina was a close second with 1,546 points overall.
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