Louisiana’s economic development efforts are second in the nation for competitiveness in Site Selection magazine’s rankings for 2014.

Louisiana’s competitive score was 408.5, just a half-point behind top-ranked North Carolina. Texas scored 406 and finished third.

The Louisiana Department of Economic Development said state has attracted more than 91,000 new jobs and more than $62 billion in new capital investment since January 2008.

Site Selection has now ranked Louisiana among the seven most economically competitive states for six consecutive years. Prior to 2008, Moret added, the state never ranked among the top 10 states in five national business climate rankings.

Site Selection has been published since 1954 by Conway Inc. in Atlanta and has 48,000 subscribers.