Forbes staffer Kurt Badenhausen leads the title's annual look at the metros with the best business climates. Raleigh, N.C. rules, and is the only East Coast locale to make the top 10. Forbes rated the 200 largest metro areas in the U.S. on a dozen factors related to jobs, costs (business and living), income growth, quality of life and education of the labor force. The best and worst list is here.

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