The Tar Heel State ranked No. 12 in the list of best state economies in a 2018 survey conducted by WalletHub, a social network that provides personal financial products and advice.
A total of 28 indicators were measured in the survey. These included factors such as economic activity, economic health and innovation potential. Metrics on GDP growth, exports per capita, unemployment/underemployment, growth in personal income, and entrepreneurial activity were considered.
North Carolina’s highest score was for state government surplus per capita, coming in at fourth overall. North Carolina also ranked strongly for economic health, where the state ranked ninth.