Louisiana ranked No. 4 in Site Selection magazine’s 2015 Top State Business Climate Rankings.

It is the sixth consecutive Top 10 ranking for Louisiana in the annual report.

Louisiana ranked No. 25 six years ago.

Half the score in the rankings results from a survey of corporate site selectors who are asked to rank the states based on their recent experience of locating facilities in them. The other 50 percent is based on an index that includes total new projects year-to-date, both overall and per capita; state tax burdens on new and established companies; and performance in Site Selection’s annual Top Competitive States ranking.

“Economic development has been a top priority for this administration, and recognition such as this from a respected source like Site Selection magazine is a welcome validation of our efforts” Gov. Bobby Jindal said.