Georgia is considered one of the top 10 states to start a business according to a study released by WalletHub.
Georgia was ranked as No. 8 in the nation.
Alabama did not do nearly as well being ranked No. 42.
WalletHub is a personal finance website.
According to the website, in 2017, North Dakota is the best place to start a business followed in the top 10 by Texas, Utah, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Florida, Colorado, Georgia, Missouri and South Dakota.
The lowest ranking state was New Jersey.
According to WalletHub, its analysts compared the 50 states looking at business environment, access to resources and business costs.
Data used to create the ranking were collected from numerous sources. Among those were the U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Center for Digital Government, U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, and the Council for Community and Economic Research.
For more on the list and the methodology visit https://wallethub.com/edu/best-states-to-start-a-business/36934/