Area Development, a national economic development-focused publication, once again ranked Alabama among the top states for doing business. In a new survey, Alabama earned high marks for improved economic development policies, its proven workforce development program, and a long-running shovel-ready sites initiative.
Alabama ranks No. 6 overall in the magazine’s 2017 “Top States for Doing Business” analysis, the same spot as the prior year. Alabama has placed in the overall Top 10 of Area Development’s rankings every year for at least eight years, underscoring a consistent high-level emphasis on economic development for the state.
In Area Development’s new survey, Alabama scored in the Top 10 in 9 different individual categories, which span a wide range of critical economic development issues.