North Carolina is No. 1 for business, says CNBC in new report

RALEIGH – North Carolina is No. 1 when it comes to being a state for companies to do business, says CNBC in a new report out early Wednesday.

It’s the first time the state has taken the top spot in the annual report that considers “all 50 states on 88 metrics in 10 broad categories of competitiveness.”

North Carolina finished second a year ago and regularly places near the top of other such state ranking reports.

In the report, CNBC says the ability of the state’s political leaders “to put partisanship aside” have as a result built what it considers “the nation’s strongest economy.”

“What made the difference this year? For one thing, state leaders keep managing to put aside their very deep political divisions to boost business and the economy,” CNBC reported.

CNBC ranked North Carolina No. 1 in the economy category, fifth for technology and innovation, 12th for workforce, 17th for infrastructure, 26th for cost of doing business, and 28th for health and inclusion.

The state of Washington placed second followed by Virginia, Colorado and Texas.

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