The left can moan all they want about the approach Republicans in the legislature and Gov. Pat McCrory are taking with regard to economic growth in North Carolina, but the results are undeniable. North Carolina is ranked fourth in the nation in economic outlook for 2015 in the latest edition of “Rich States, Poor States,” a two-spot jump from last year.

Here’s North Carolina’s ranking over the past seven years. The jump is dramatic:


Here are the 2015 rankings for all the states: