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Best Places for Business
Helping Companies Find the Best Locations for Doing Business

Top Locations for Business and Industry

Where are the best locations for business? Which cities or states are the top locations for starting a new business or for manufacturing products in technology clusters? What resources are the most reputable to make such claims? Do some cities or states repeatedly earn a ranking within the top ten best places for business?

Some places are simply better than others for running a business or a production plant. It may be the highly skilled labor force, the efficient supply chain or the excellent infrastructure. It may be the technological innovation, the institutional environment or the low cost of doing business. It may be the fair regulatory environment, the government's utilization of digital technology, or the friendly business climate. It may be the overall quality of life or the sound pro-business attitude of elected officials. What makes one location better than another? The factors are many. provides a ready reference to leading recognized reports on how countries, states, provinces, regions, cities and counties rank on various business factors such as a supportive pro-business environment, regulatory practices, intellectual and skilled labor, ambiance and culture, business preparedness, access to university resources, and other factors. Credible sources such as the World Economic Forum, KPMG, Forbes, Chief Executive Magazine, Pollina Corporate Real Estate, Milken Institute, and others are cited. Compare what is important to the success of your enterprise. Is the economic field really greener on the other side of the border? Is there a silver bullet government policy our sound fiscal management agenda that would make a difference?

We also provide access to the primary economic development offices among the best communities which are deemed excellent locations for business and industry.

"He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and the mire, he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand." Psalm 40:2