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The Raleigh Metro and North Carolina Top the Charts in Business Facilities Annual Rankings

On the heels of back-to-back wins for CNBC’s America’s Top State For Business, both the Raleigh Metro and the state of North Carolina are heavily recognized in Business Facilities’ 19th Annual Rankings Report. Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors. From Best Business Climate to Fastest Growing Cities and from Tech Talent Leaders to Food Processing, the 2023 Metro Rankings showcase the variety of location choices for site selection projects across all types of 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.

Metro Rankings

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

#8 Life Sciences Growth | Raleigh-Durham

#4 Millennial Magnets | Raleigh-Durham

# 8 Manufacturing Hubs (Large) | Raleigh-Cary

#9 Tech Talent Leaders (Labor Pool 50K-125K | Raleigh-Durham

State Rankings

#2 Best Business Climate

#8 Customized Workforce Training

#14 Manufacturing Jobs (% of workforce)

#9 Manufacturing Output (% of GDP)

#10 Aerospace/Defense

#7 Life Sciences

#8 Semiconductors

#8 EV Industry Investment

#8 Agribusiness

#8 Food Processing

#10 Best Business Tax Climate

#8 Healthcare Jobs

#10 Cybersecurity

#5 Solar Power (Installed MW)

#7 FDI (Projects)

#6 FDI (Capital Investment)

#7 Fastest Growing Population

#8 Housing Market Growth


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