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The U.S. economy continues to sputter along with frustratingly high unemployment and sluggish GDP growth, but there are pockets of the country that are booming with 4% unemployment and 8% economic growth. Companies looking to squeeze costs and maximize productivity are increasingly turning to these locales to relocate operations and open new offices.
You won’t find many of these areas on the two coasts. Cities in California and New England are saddled with high business costs and heavy regulatory burdens. States in the heartland, like Utah, Texas, Nebraska and Colorado, have the best business climates right now.
This article appeared in its entirety on Forbes on June 27, 2012.