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Old 09-21-2015, 08:18 AM
 
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Once Again, Georgia Is Ranked Number One for Doing Business

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For the second year in a row and the fourth time overall, Area Development Magazine named Georgia the top state for doing business. Other states in the top ten include Texas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Alabama, Florida, Indiana, North Carolina, Louisiana, Ohio and Kentucky.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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Ummm...you can't name ten other states as being in the top ten in addition to Georgia, LOL.
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:33 AM
 
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Ummm...you can't name ten other states as being in the top ten in addition to Georgia, LOL.
Good catch. If you look at the link being summarized, Alabama and Florida are actually tied for 5th.
Georgia Once Again Leads the 2015 Top States for Doing Business - Area Development
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Old 09-21-2015, 08:40 AM
 
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Good catch. If you look at the link being summarized, Alabama and Florida are actually tied for 5th.
Georgia Once Again Leads the 2015 Top States for Doing Business - Area Development
Ahhh, gotcha.
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Old 09-21-2015, 05:59 PM
 
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Not shockingly, not a single one of the states listed breaks the top 20 for best wages. Yes, data is from 2011, but it probably hasn't changed a hell of a lot.
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:02 PM
 
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Not shockingly, not a single one of the states listed breaks the top 20 for best wages. Yes, data is from 2011, but it probably hasn't changed a hell of a lot.
Now ask yourself do they break the top 10 for cost of living?
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Old 09-21-2015, 06:03 PM
 
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Not shockingly, not a single one of the states listed breaks the top 20 for best wages. Yes, data is from 2011, but it probably hasn't changed a hell of a lot.
They don't break the top 20 for COL either.
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Old 09-21-2015, 07:06 PM
 
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Not shockingly, not a single one of the states listed breaks the top 20 for best wages. Yes, data is from 2011, but it probably hasn't changed a hell of a lot.

Probably not. I am curious if there was a poll on states with the weakest labor laws for the people if most of them would make the top 10. I notice most states that are 'really good for business' are states with very low wages and very few workers' rights.
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Old 09-22-2015, 08:54 AM
 
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Now ask yourself do they break the top 10 for cost of living?
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They don't break the top 20 for COL either.
I see what you're getting at, but I'm pretty sure a different article I saw while looking had the wages vs. cost of living as well, and it didn't really help the case. Most of those states aren't swimming with people in good-wage jobs relative to their costs. In fact, aren't most of these states considered pretty poor by most standards?
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Old 09-22-2015, 09:27 AM
 
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I see what you're getting at, but I'm pretty sure a different article I saw while looking had the wages vs. cost of living as well, and it didn't really help the case. Most of those states aren't swimming with people in good-wage jobs relative to their costs. In fact, aren't most of these states considered pretty poor by most standards?
I'd like to see that article.

Now with that said, these Southern states aren't going to be able to hand out huge tax breaks to corporations and keep taxes low across the board without something having to give.
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