Georgia has been named the top state in the nation in which to do business for the fourth year in a row, Gov. Nathan Deal announced Wednesday.
The Peach State was chosen No. 1 again by Site Selection magazine, a leading economic development trade publication, in its annual ranking of the best states in which to do business.
Georgia’s selection demonstrates both a vibrant state economy and a welcoming business environment, Deal said.
“The collaborative framework on both state and local levels has led to the creation of hundreds of thousands of jobs,” he said. “Georgia leads the way in providing companies with a low tax burden and a business-friendly climate.”
The rankings are determined by a survey of corporate site selectors, an index of taxation criteria determined by the Washington, D.C.-based Tax Foundation, and two corporate analyses that track new and expanded business activity.