Magazine ranks SC, Ga. in Top States for Doing Business

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By: Staff Email

Tuesday, Oct. 23, 2012

AUGUSTA, Ga. -- Some good news for both Georgia and South Carolina -- both have been ranked in the 2012 Top States for Doing Business.

The survey, conducted by Area Development magazine, ranked South Carolina No. 2 and Georgia at No. 3.

The magazine says the results came from surveying "highly-respected location consultants who work with a nationwide client base."

Texas grabbed the No. 1 spot, with Alabama at No. 4 and North Carolina at No. 5.

The article on South Carolina says:
"South Carolina is on a roll -- the Palmetto State brought in a total investment of $3.37 billion from new and expanding businesses in 2011. Manufacturing is also on the mend, with total exports up by 21 percent last year. These are just some of the reasons South Carolina was ranked second by the consultants among the Top States for Doing Business, up from fourth place in 2011." Read more here.

The article on Georgia says:
"Georgia ranked third among the Top States for Doing Business. Its consistent, high-level performance is the result of a pro-business government and diverse economy, including aerospace, agribusiness, IT, advanced manufacturing, and logistics and distribution. The life sciences industry continues to show strong gains in the state, generating about $23 billion annually toward the GDP and employing more than 100,000 workers." Read more here.

To see the full list of rankings, click here.

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