Alabama’s business climate ranked near the top of the states in a comprehensive analysis released today by “Site Selection,” a national publication that focuses on economic development.
In the magazine’s 2020 analysis, Alabama ranked No. 7, tied with Arizona, and up two spots from the previous year. Georgia and North Carolina share the top spot, followed by Ohio, Texas and South Carolina. Ranking behind Alabama in the Top 10 were Kentucky and Tennessee.
“Our readers are keenly interested in our annual state business climate ranking, because they seek locations with the greatest prospects for success,” “Site Selection” Editor in Chief Mark Arend said.
In a survey published with the rankings, workforce skills were the most important criteria to site selectors for the fifth year in a row, with workforce development programs at No. 2.