An expansive survey of economic activity across the U.S. offers an endorsement of the strength of the Michigan recovery and a boost for the promising prospects for the state’s continual business growth.

Results of the Business Facilities annual report rank Michigan among the top states in employment recovery since the end of the Great Recession, citing automotive jobs and automotive manufacturing strength.

Michigan ranks second behind South Carolina as “employment recovery leaders” in the survey. Further, the report lists Detroit and Grand Rapids as among the top regions in the country for economic growth.

The rankings are published in Business Facilities’ August issue.