Another national business ranking calls Tillis/Berger policies into question

CNBC is in the process of unveiling its “Top States for Business 2012” and once again, North Carolina ranks very high. This year, we’re fourth — down from last year’s ranking of third.

This is from David Bracken at Raleigh’s News & Observer:

“The Tar Heel state ranked highest in infrastructure and technology, workforce, technology and innovation and business friendliness. The state’s ranked lower in the health of its overall economy and its quality of life.”

Got that? We rank high, as always, when it comes to “business friendliness,” but lower when it comes to “quality of life.” In other words, the conservative “let’s copy Mississippi” approach to state  development (i.e. slashing taxes even further and reducing outlays for essential public structures like education, environmental protection and preservation, the arts and urban planning has been shown, yet again, to be sadly shortsighted.



  1. Frances Jenkins

    July 11, 2012 at 6:28 am

    Have you ever considered being fair? Bev has done NOTHING to contribute to a positive business climate.

    How do you continue to operate as a nonprofit?

  2. david esmay

    July 11, 2012 at 9:09 am

    Regressive’s hold greed above everything, it trumps the quality of life of average citizens. Access to quality health services, (physical and mental), access to public goods and services, clean air and water, and education, must be subjugated to the needs of the wealthy and corporations. With the morons in the GA, there’s not a whole lot the Governor can do, hopefully, their tenure will be brief.

  3. Mike P.

    July 13, 2012 at 2:48 pm

    Which party runs the top three states?

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