The Best States For Business 2018: Behind The Numbers
Thursday, December 13, 2018
North Carolina ranks on top of Forbes’ Best States for Business for the second straight year. Our 13th annual ranking measures six categories for businesses: costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life. We factor in 41 metrics from 17 sources to determine the ranks across the six main areas. The overall ranks are based on a combination of ranks in the six main categories. Below is a breakdown of each category with the best and worst performer, along with the data sources.