Southern States Lead in Emerging Growth Sectors

Business Facilities magazine recently released its 2010 State Rankings Report in which “locations positioned to dominate emerging job-creating sectors” are identified.

TN_Flag_2A leading site selection publication, Business Facilities magazine, recently released its 2010 State Rankings Report in which “locations positioned to dominate emerging job-creating sectors” are identified. Multiple states in the American South were included in a number of important survey categories, demonstrating the region’s position as a leader in emerging growth sectors, and landing six of the top 10 spots for “Economic Growth Potential.”

Economic Growth Potential
1. South Carolina
2. Tennessee
3. Virginia
4. North Carolina
5. Texas
6. Arizona
7. Utah
8. New Mexico
9. Kentucky
10. Kansas

Automotive Manufacturing Strength
1. Tennessee
2. Kentucky
3. South Carolina
4. Michigan
5. Ohio
6. Georgia
7. Indiana
8. Alabama
9. Mississippi
10. Texas

Workforce Training Leaders
1. Louisiana
2. Georgia
3. New Mexico
4. Florida
5. North Carolina

Best Business Climate
1. Texas
2. Virginia
3. Utah
4. South Carolina
5. Tennessee
6. North Carolina
7. Florida
8. Louisiana
9. South Dakota
10. Wyoming

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Source: Southern Governors’ Association