Report: S.C. middle of the pack for business competitiveness

GSA Business
July 11, 2013

Staff Report
Published July 10, 2013
CNBC on Tuesday released its 2013 ranking of Top States for Business.

South Carolina ranked No. 23, behind neighboring Georgia, No. 8, and North Carolina, No. 12. That’s up from a ranking of 32 for South Carolina in 2012.

CNBC said it scored states on measures of competitiveness developed with input from business groups including the National Association of Manufacturers and the Council on Competitiveness. States were ranked in 10 categories and were then given an overall ranking.

South Carolina scored well in the categories measuring workforce, No. 9; cost of doing business, No. 8; and infrastructure and transportation, No. 15. But, the Palmetto State scored in the lower half on quality of life, No. 41; education, No. 36; and business friendliness, No. 34.

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