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08 May 2015

511 U.S. CEOs Rank Georgia as One of the Best States for Business

Chief executives have shown that they favor pro-growth, low-tax states by ranking Georgia one of the best states for business in Chief Executive magazine's 2015 "Best and Worst States for Business" survey.

In the annual survey, completed by 511 U.S. CEOs, states are measured across three categories to achieve their overall ranking: Taxes and regulations, quality of the workforce, and living environment, which includes such considerations as quality of education, cost of living, affordable housing, social amenities and crime rates.

CEOs reported that Georgia has low tax and regulatory hurdles, along with a high-quality workforce and a strong living environment for employees.

One executive commented, "Georgia works very hard at both attracting and keeping businesses with jobs in the state."

Business executives applaud the strong alliance between the state and Georgia Power, and the recent agreement to build a new Mercedes-Benz manufacturing plant demonstrates the state's pro-business policies.

Chief Executive Group produces Chief Executive magazine (published since 1977) — the definitive source that CEOs turn to for insight and ideas that help increase their effectiveness and grow their business.