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Tennessee has eighth best business climate

Tennessee has the eighth best business climate in the country, according to Site Selection magazine’s 2012 rankings of the most business-friendly states.

That’s unchanged from a year ago. In 2010, Tennessee ranked second on the magazine’s rating.

North Carolina captured the top spot on this year’s rankings, which were released today.

The annual Top Business Climate rankings are based on tax burden criteria, new and expanded business activity and a survey of corporate site selectors.

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Tennessee slips in ranking of best states for business

Tennessee is the 18th best state for business in 2011, according to CNBC’s annual rankings. That’s down two spots from the 2010 list.

Virginia captured the top spot for the second straight year.

CNBC’s study considers 10 categories: Cost of Doing Business, Workforce, Quality of Life, Economy, Transportation & Infrastructure, Technology & Innovation, Education, Business Friendliness, Access to Capital and Cost of Living.

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