Southern States Business Awards 2023

2 | Southern States Business Awards 2023 About our Southern States Business Awards 2023 New World Report is proud to announce the launch of the Southern States Business Awards 2023! This year we will be merging our popular state Business Awards covering Texas, North Carolina, and Virginia to create a single comprehensive programme that encompasses all off the Southern US territories. This diverse and bustling region is a central hub for many of the United States’ most prosperous and high-growth industries, making the South a key driving force of the overall economy. Five of 2021’s top fifteen states ranked by GDP were Southern, with Texas representing not only the second largest GDP in the US, but also ranking in the top ten economies worldwide. Like the rest of the country, each of the Southern states has its own unique cultural, geographical, and historical identity that directly influences its business landscape and the industries that it is most closely associated with. One of the nation’s top tourist destinations, Florida attracted over 200 million visitors in 2021 alone, thanks in large part to Orlando’s world-famous Disney World resort, which is recognised as the largest single-site employer in the US. Florida is also a popular region for the Aerospace sector, being home to multiple prominent corporations including Boeing and Lockheed Martin. Over 400 Fortune 500 companies are headquartered in Georgia – including giants such as Coca-Cola and UPS – due to the state being renowned as a great place to do business. Georgia is now also emerging as a hotspot for the Life Sciences industry, with hundreds of Health startups being founded there in recent years. Sofi Parry, Senior Editor AI Global Media, Ltd. (AI) takes reasonable measures to ensure the quality of the information on this web site. However, AI will not assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, correctness or completeness of any information that is available through this web site. If errors are brought to our attention, we will try to correct them. The information available through the website and our partner publications is for your general information and use and is not intended to address any particular finance or investment requirements. In particular, the information does not constitute any form of advice or recommendation by us or any of our partner publications and is not intended to be relied upon by users in making or refraining from making any investment or financial decisions. Appropriate independent advice should be obtained before making any such decision. Any arrangement made between you and any third party named in the site is at your sole risk and responsibility.