CNBC said North Carolina is the fourth-best state for business in the U.S. Last year, North Carolina was number three on the list of "America's Top States for Business."
This year, the state ranked high in the categories of workforce, business friendliness, along with technology and innovation.
"Our top priorities are attracting businesses to invest and create jobs in North Carolina, and helping our existing businesses grow and expand here," Gov. Perdue said. "We're going to continue spreading the word about North Carolina's great business climate, and keep working aggressively to bring companies here."
North Carolina has finished in the top 10 in all six years of CNBC's business rankings.