Michigan has been recognized as a leader in attracting international investment.

The Organization for International Investment Friday highlighted positive steps taken by Governor Rick Snyder and the Legislature to attract global investment, including elimination of Michigan Business Tax, development of Michigan’s talented work force, and impressive results from a high priority on job creation.

The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit business association announced the findings of its 2014 Insourcing Survey of 100 top U.S. chief financial officers. The survey reflects the executives’ growing confidence in the U.S. economy, and offers insight on how economic and regulatory policies can foster competition and help attract global investment.

Michigan was cited for its creation of 255,000 jobs since December 2010 and as the state ranked first for recovering most from the Great Recession.