Governor Nathan Deal is touting a new ranking that names Georgia as the fourth-best state to do business. Georgia moves up from tenth in the 2011 ranking from the cable business network CNBC. Deal said the ranking will tell strategic markets around the world “that Georgia is well equipped to help them compete and succeed.” The 2011 ranking is the first time Georgia broke into the top five in four years.
CNBC chalked up Georgia’s success to its solid infrastructure and workforce. The cable news network also cited Georgia’s transportation and logistics system, including the world’s busiest airport, bustling ports and high-quality roads. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce also released its Enterprising States report this week, which ranked Georgia first in entrepreneurial activity.