Tennessee named a top state for business

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Chief Executive magazine has named Tennessee one of the four top states for business.

Tennessee ranked fourth in the annual ratings for the second straight year. Others in the top five were Texas, Florida, North Carolina and Indiana.

Bill Hagerty, commissioner of the Department of Economic and Community Development, said the state continuously works to create and maintain a business friendly environment that encourages companies to grow and invest in Tennessee.


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