MONTGOMERY, Alabama – Site Selection, an economic development-focused publication, ranked Alabama No. 6 in its annual State Business Climate survey, a healthy improvement over rankings in the previous two years.
The magazine’s closely watched rankings are based largely on feedback from site selection consultants and corporate real estate executives, as well as the level of high-quality project activity in the states. Alabama ranked No. 9 in 2016 and No. 11 in 2015.
Location consultants surveyed by Site Selection gave Alabama especially high marks in the 2017 Business Climate rankings. Alabama ranked No. 4 among the states in the magazine’s Executive Survey, the most important component in the rankings, accounting for 50 percent of the overall score.
That’s also an improvement, as site-selection consultants ranked Alabama No. 8 in 2016 and No. 9 in 2015.