Skip to comments.Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity by State 2008 (Where does your state rank?)
Posted on 05/08/2009 1:23:37 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
#8: New York
#2: New Mexico
...AND THE WORST 10....
10th Worst: Minnesota
9th Worst: Alabama
8th Worst: Virginia
7th Worst: Delaware
6th Worst: Ohio
5th Worst: Iowa
4th Worst: West Virginia
3rd Worst: Wisconsin
2nd Worst: Missouri
Lotta great schools and gung ho attitudes.
Being from Pennsylvania, I can say I am not the least bit surprised it was #50.
Heavily unionized, aged population, low medicare reimbursements, high malpractice. It's a liberal's dream.
No, not best and worst...most active and least active.
Of the 10 worst, except Alabama, all dem.
Do unemployment stats match?
Thanks for the clarification. :) I should’ve been more careful.
Missouri (barely) went McCain, too.
Vermont is relatively high on the list. It’s a little deceptive because it takes chains like Walmart, McDonalds, etc more than a decade (no exaggeration) to get permission to open a store here.
Best undoubtedly correlates with “most active”. OTOH, despite onerous regulation and taxes, CA is still near the top of the list because of availability of capital. Also, the (legal) immigrants there are probably more enterprising than the typical native-born American.
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