CNBC just released their 2022 List of The Best States For Business and North Carolina came in at number one! Over the years we have been a staple in the top 10 and even finished 2nd last year. This year however North Carolina was able to take the business crown. It’s a bright spot in what has been a challenging year for many people with rising inflation. How did CNBC determine this list?
According to the list:
To rank America’s Top States for Business in 2022, CNBC scored all 50 states on 88 metrics in 10 broad categories of competitiveness. Each category is weighted based on how frequently states use them as a selling point in economic development marketing materials. That way, our study ranks the states based on the attributes they use to sell themselves. We developed our criteria and metrics in consultation with a diverse array of business and policy experts, and the states. Our study is not an opinion survey. We use data from a variety of sources to measure the states’ performance. Under our methodology, states can earn a maximum of 2,500 points. The states with the most are America’s Top States for Business.
See the breakdown of North Carolina and read the full 2022 Best States For Business list below: