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Raleigh & NC Top Business Facilities Annual Rankings Report

 The 18th Annual Rankings Report by Business Facilities magazine was just released consisting of a variety of metro, state and global rankings. The Raleigh metro and North Carolina landed near the top of more than 10 indexes. This is more great recognition for the state following CNBC’s recent ranking as America’s Top State for Business.

Business Facilities is an economic development trade publication directly connecting economic development organizations with senior-level corporate site selectors and location advisors. The magazine boasts 40,000 subscribers, while the website averages 52K+ impressions monthly, in addition to 18K+ newsletter subscribers.

The Raleigh metro and North Carolina were ranked across the following categories:


#2 Tech Talent Leader (Labor Pool <100K) | Raleigh-Durham

#4 Biopharma Leader | Raleigh-Cary

#4 Fintech Leader (Job Growth) | Raleigh

#6 Life Science Leader | Raleigh-Durham

#6 Crypto Leader (Jobs) | Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill

#8 Best Business Climate (Large) | Raleigh-Cary

#9 Life Science Hub (Global) | Research Triangle

#10 Fastest Growing MSA (By Number) | Raleigh-Cary


#1 Best Business Climate

#2 FDI (Capital Investment)

#4 Tech Talent Pipeline

#4 Installed Solar Capacity (MW)

#6 Recovery Leaders

#6 Customized Workforce Training

#7 Bioscience Leader

#7 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP)

#7 Food Processing Leader

#8 Semiconductors

#9 Health Care Jobs

#10 FDI (Projects)


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