Guest opinion: CNBC study bears no resemblance to the Alabama we know

Local and national media outlets have recently given much attention to a new “study” by the CNBC network that used questionable methodology and cherrypicked categories to misleadingly rank Alabama as one of the worst places to live and work.

The CNBC report titled “America’s Top States for Business,” which placed Alabama fourth from the bottom among the 50 states, draws a picture of our home that is wholly unfamiliar to those of us who live, work, study, and raise families here, and its conclusions are the diametric opposite of more factual, professional, and impartial analyses.

Consider the following:

In contrast to CNBC, Area Development magazine, one of the nation’s top economic development publications, ranked Alabama number six on its annual “Top States for Doing Business” analysis and awarded high ratings in categories that included Workforce Development Programs, Overall Cost of Doing Business, and Speed of Project Permitting.

Capitol Journal – August 18, 2023

BCA In The News Capitol Journal – August 18, 2023 from the Business Council of Alabama Governmental Affairs Conference at Point Clear, Alabama. Todd sits down with Lt. Governor Will

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