Site Selection magazine awards its annual Prosperity Cup awards to the most competitive states based on an index of 10 criteria, including the number of projects, capital expenditures and job creation.
1. North Carolina
7. South Carolina
Source: Site Selection, May 2021 based upon data from the Tax Foundation, ACT and Beacon Hill Institute. North Carolina rose to No. 1 on the strength of its life sciences sector and a just-announced $1 billion campus planned by Apple.
— Compiled by Dave Flessner