For the eighth consecutive year, Texas locked up the top spot in Allied Van Line's Annual Magnet States Report.

In the report, which is based on the net relocation gain in each state, Texas finished with a gain of 1,585 families compared to 666 by second-place Florida.

“It is not at all surprising to me that Texas is the number one Magnet State for 2012. Texas has a business-friendly climate that continues to bring major companies to our state. We have reasonably priced housing compared to the rest of the country. Plus, Texas has a very diverse population and is welcoming to people from many different cultural and ethnic groups.”

- Westheimer Tranfser President Ben Hurwitz

Take a look at the full press release which includes the results as well as a quote from Texas Governor Rick Perry.