North Carolina scored a solid second place finish among the top 20 states in the race to attract new jobs through foreign investment, according to a new survey.
South Carolina sat atop the list as the best performing state, while Texas was third.
The report, based on 2011 data, was prepared by the IBM (NYSE: IBM) Institute of Business Value, which takes an annual look at global relocation trends.
The group, while releasing the state rankings, doesn’t hand out the raw jobs creation numbers, however. Those are for sale.
North Carolina finished third in the 2011 report, based on 2010 data. South Carolina ranked sixth in the 2011 survey, which only makes its first place 2012 finish more impressive.
In fourth, fifth and sixth places in 2012 survey were Indiana, Ohio and Georgia, respectively.