Tenn. drops to 38th place on best states for business list – poorly educated labor force, crime rates cited

The United States has experienced 71 straight months of private sector job growth through January. This consistent improvement, stretching back to February 2009, has been a boon for existing businesses and new ones as well. The recovery has not been even, however, and some states have seen more substantial growth than others.
Tennessee ranked 38th in this ranking.

Accord to the report, Tennessee’s poorly educated population limits the types of jobs that businesses in the state can offer. Crime, which can also hurt business prospects, is also relatively common in Tennessee. With about 610 violent crimes per 100,000 residents each year, Tennessee is the most dangerous state in the country after only Alaska and Nevada. One major benefit for businesses in Tennessee, however, is a scarcity of unions.

Read more: The Best (and Worst) States for Business – 24/7 Wall St. http://247wallst.com/special-report/2016/02/17/the-best-and-worst-states-for-business-2/#ixzz40aBmwcSz

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