Pennsylvania ranks seventh in a new survey of aerospace manufacturing attractiveness released this week by PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers). The state rankings were based on quality of labor; union flexibility and education; quality of roads; railroads and internet usage; industry size; number of companies and profit margins; and costs and tax policies.

The Keystone State was given high marks for its infrastructure (No. 2, nationally), industry (11th), and economy (11th) in the sector that last year generated $728 billion in revenue. The states with the highest rankings were Washington, Texas, Georgia, Arizona, Colorado, and Virginia.

New Jersey's metrics placed it 25th, despite a No. 1 ranking in infrastructure. The Garden State was dinged for overall operating costs (45th) and its tax policy (49th).