Gov. Brian Kemp has said during his recent speeches that Georgia is ranked No. 1 for business for the seventh year in a row. He never adds the attribution, noting that the ranking comes from Site Selection Magazine.
Site Selection a trade publication headquartered in metro Atlanta that serves the corporate real estate market. It’s not the only publication ranking the business climate of states.
Last year, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam proudly announced on Twitter that CNBC had chosen Virginia as “the number one state to do business.”
That same CNBC list had Georgia in 6th place.
Forbes Magazine also has a “Best State for Business” ranking that lead last year with North Carolina and had Georgia also in 6th place.
U.S. News and World Report has a ranking on state’s business climates and Georgia isn’t even in their top 10, which was led by California.
So, which state is really No. 1 for business? It just depends on the list and criteria used to compile it.