North Carolina was ranked number two on the list of the top 20 states attracting jobs from foreign investments according to a new study by the IBM Institute of Business Value. The study focuses on annual global relocation trends. North Carolina moved up one spot from being ranked 3rd in 2011. The Triangle area has long been a hot spot for innovative companies, both foreign and domestic, who invest heavily in research and tech investment, particularly in the Research Triangle Park. To read more visit the Triangle Business Journal.