Tennessee ranks fourth in the nation when it comes to overall business climate, according to a poll released today.
Development Counsellors International, a New York-based marketing firm, asked almost 3,600 business leaders around the country to rate the business climate of various states. Tennessee tied with Georgia for the fourth spot, trailing Texas, North Carolina and Georgia. Texas has led DCI's list since 1999.
"With the battle for business more intense than ever, states and their economic development organizations need to pay close attention to the results of this survey," said DCI President Andrew Levine. "Whether accurate or misguided, perceptions about a location's business climate often play a crucial role in site selection decisions and where companies invest money and create jobs."
For the full release from DCI, click here.
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