Forbes: The Best States For Business 2019-North Carolina And Texas On Top
…A strong outlook, however, was not enough (for Texas) to outpace North Carolina, which has the best business climate in the U.S. and tops our ranking for the third year in a row…
North Carolina ranks in the top third in all six categories. It gets highest marks for its regulatory environment (including a Aaa rating on its general obligation debt from Moody’s), has the fourth-lowest business costs of any state and rates ninth for labor supply.
Throughout 2019, companies such as Microsoft, car sales platform Carvana and drug company Pfizer announced plans to invest in North Carolina and its highly educated workers.