We already knew that Texas and South Carolina are great places for growing companies. After all, both states are home to Supporting Strategies offices where we've seen clients thrive. Now Area Development magazine has chimed in, counting Texas and South Carolina as two of the top states in which to do business. That's good news for all of you out there working to grow your business — or your clients' businesses.
The findings are based on the fifth annual survey of site consultants ranking states based on categories like business environment, labor climate, infrastructure and global access. According to Area Development, Texas was responsible for about a third of America's net-job gains in the 10 years leading up to 2012: "The pillars of its success include a pro-business environment, strong work force, improving schools, and an infrastructure that allows efficient access to global markets."
As for South Carolina, the state was called out for the high quality of its workforce. The survey findings also identified advantages like the state's lower costs of doing business as well as its great incentive programs and supportive state government.
The Supporting Strategies teams in Texas, headed up by Andy Hale, and South Carolina, headed up by Brad Strickland, say the findings underscore why owning a Supporting Strategies franchise is such a great opportunity. We all understand how rewarding it is to put the necessary support infrastructure in place that allow small businesses to get off the ground, and then really take off. Congrats to both states on a terrific showing.