ATLANTA — Georgia has been named the “Top State for Business” by Area Development, a publication covering corporate site selection and relocation, for the sixth year in a row. The results are determined by the publication’s poll of site consultants. The announcement was made by Gov. Brian Kemp’s office.

Area Development’s 2019 Top States for Doing Business results reflect the rankings that states receive based on weighted scores in the following twelve categories: overall cost of doing business, corporate tax environment, business incentives programs, access to capital and project funding, competitive labor environment, shovel-ready sites program, cooperative and responsive state government, favorable general regulatory environment, speed of permitting, favorable utility rates, leading workforce development programs, and most improved economic development policies.

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