Georgia Ranked No. 1 State to do Business for Fifth Straight Year

(Gwinnett Daily Post) - Gov. Nathan Deal announced the state’s ranking earlier this week. Georgia is the first state to have been ranked No. 1 by the magazine for five years in a row with the same governor each year, according to the governor’s office.

“I’m also deeply grateful for the hard work of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, and for the strong foundation laid by our community partners,” Deal said in a statement. “We are so proud to be ranked No. 1 for business, because behind this ranking is a new job opportunity for a parent, a new business for a community and more economic opportunity for all Georgians.”

In addition to being the fifth consecutive year at the top of the rankings, this also marked a decade of the state being in the Top 10 on the list.

“Georgia finished in the top five of most of the ranking criteria that are based on those projects, and site selectors ranked Georgia third in the nation in the executive survey component,” Site Selection Editor-in-Chief Mark Arend said in a statement.

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