Nevada's Business Climate Ranked High By Forbes

RENO (AP) - Nevada's business climate has received high marks in
another national survey.

Nevada is the 19th-best state for business in Forbes magazine's
annual ranking of the states, up from No. 22 last year.

Forbes cited the state's business costs, regulatory environment,
labor, economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.

Nevada was ranked No. 2 for its economic climate and No. 8 for
growth prospects.

Earlier this week, Nevada was deemed to have the sixth-best business climate in the nation in a survey of U.S. corporate executives.

The survey by Development Counsellors International of New York
cited the state's low tax structure, strong labor market and pro-business climate.

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