Asheville, NC was recently ranked #6 on Forbes.com's list of the Best Places for Business and Careers. The list studied cities throughout the U.S., and ranked areas based on such factors as Cost of Doing Business, Net Migration, and Income Growth. Asheville ranked #2 nationally on the Cost of Doing Business list, costing businesses 20% less than the national average. As a state, North Carolina dominated this category, taking the top 4 spots and 6 of the top 7.
Overall, North Carolina had 6 cities in the top 20 of the Forbes list, including 3 in the top 6. Kurt Badenhausen, Associated Editor at Forbes, explains North Carolina's business-friendly environment in a video posted on the Forbes website. Click here to listen to his comments and watch the entire Forbes video.