Posted Jul. 23, 2014 at 10:41 a.m.

Premium Lock Raleigh is 'best place' for business, careers, says Forbes

Published: 2014-07-23 10:41:14
Updated: 2014-07-23 10:41:14

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Raleigh vaults to No. 1 from No. 3 a year ago on the latest "Best Places for Business and Careers" report from Forbes magazine. The 16th annual survey cites lower business costs, the broad level of advanced education and the presence of tech hub RTP as key factors in Raleigh's success....

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Forbes is insane!!! Raleigh is NOT the "'best place' for business, careers..." Not by a long shot!!! Just because NC's unemployment rate has magically seemed to decline doesn't mean there isn't still a GREAT number of people needing jobs. It just means their unemployment benefits ran out, McCrory and his pals voted not to take Federal extensions, and all those unemployed people with no hope for jobs here yet have now qualified for welfare, etc.
Amazing what leadership in the Executive Mansion can do for the state. Since McCrory took office tax relief for EVERYONE. Previously Democrats were taxing us at New England tax rates and we were excepting it. For a couple the lowest income level below $21,250 had the highest tax rate of 6% in the country. The highest tax rate over $101,000 for a couple had the tenth highest in the country at 7.75%. The unemployment rate has dropped from the day he took office from 9.5% to 6.4%. This drop of 3.1% represents the second largest drop in the country over this time. CNN/Money just published every states GDP figure for 2013. North Carolina's was 2.3% which represented the 15th highest in the country. It was the third highest east of the Mississippi and the highest in the south.

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" Being No. 1 is certainly not new for the Capital City. Forbes ranked Raleigh as the top metro in 2011 and from 2007-2009."
Some people posting must be really young, just started reading the news, read only part of articles, or have no knowledge of the history of the region. Boasting McCrory was responsible for this high ranking while forgetting about the history of the Raleigh and entire RTP area in various business and quality of life polls for over a decade is astounding. Unemployment has gone down, but the number of job holders has shown only slight improvement, meaning that most of that 3.1% constitutes people dropping out of the work force. And I'm trying to figure out what a GDP of 2.3% means. I will "except" any clarification on that.
I love Forbes Magazine, Money Magazine and all the others that make these lists - Then all the Sheep le that love the suburbia life (Corporate life, 60 hour work weeks, weekend warriors)basically people that don't know how to truly live move there. These lists are great for the rest of us, so we know where "not to move" -
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