Stating their case
What do Virginia, Utah and Washington have in common? They are the three best states for business operators, according to an annual ranking by Forbes magazine. States were scored according to factors that included business costs, labor rates, regulatory environment, economic climate growth prospects and quality of life. While this marked the third straight year that Virginia topped the list, Georgia moved from 15th to fifth place, just behind North Carolina. In fact, Georgia finished in the top 10 in four of the six categories examined. These days, it's safe to say that many business people really do have Georgia on their minds.