Scott McDonald is the owner and president of Scott McDonald & Associates, a firm that specializes in demographic research for doctors and dentists (including specialists).
This month, Scott released his annual list of best places to practice. Scott evaluates sites based on:
- Growth in population, employment, and economic outlook.
- Economic health and stability.
- Long term employment diversity – how many different industries are represented in the region?
- Reasonable state and local regulations.
In reverse order, Scott believes that the best places to place a practice in 2016 are:
- S. Carolina
Three states that did not make the list but show promise are Arkansas (Jonesboro), Colorado (N. of Denver), and Ohio (around Youngstown and Greater Columbus).