New survey lauds state's roads and infrastructure

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A new CNBC survey ranked the Volunteer state among the top five in the nation for Transportation and Infrastructure. The fourth place showing puts Tennessee among the nation's leaders for the third year in a row, according to state's website.

TDOT's Director of Community Relations and Communications B.J. Dougherty also pointed out that Tennessee is the only state at the top of the list without any transportation debt.

“This is significant as we are the only top-ranked state without any transportation debt,” said Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) Commissioner John Schroer. “The next state on the list without debt was ranked 19th."

The CNBC report ranked all 50 states on 40 measures of competitiveness, the site explained. Tennessee also performed well in business friendliness and cost of living.

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