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Top 10 worst states for business. Is yours on the list?
CS Monitor ^ | 3-29-11 | Jeanette Mulvey

Posted on 03/30/2011 3:31:31 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB

California was ranked as the worst, with Arkansas, Minnesota, Alaska and New Jersey among other states listed. Pollina compiled the list based on 31 corporate site selection factors.

(Excerpt) Read more at csmonitor.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Government; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: 10; business; state; worst; worstbusinessstates
Sadly, our new governor does not inspire confidence in things getting better here in MN.
1 posted on 03/30/2011 3:31:36 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Illinois didn’t make the list?


2 posted on 03/30/2011 3:34:05 PM PDT by TheRealDBear
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Michigan should be on the list.


3 posted on 03/30/2011 3:34:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: TheRealDBear

10. Arkansas
9. Minnesota
8. Alaska
7. Kentucky
6. New Jersey
5. Wisconsin
4. Massachusetts
3. West Virginia
2. Rhode Island
1. California


4 posted on 03/30/2011 3:35:39 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

WOOHOO...we’re #5! Oh, wait...


5 posted on 03/30/2011 3:36:09 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: gorush
WOOHOO...we’re #5! Oh, wait...

If Kloppenburg wins on Tuesday we'll be #1.

6 posted on 03/30/2011 3:37:23 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: Jean S

I fear you are correct. We’ll see just how far along this marxist takeover is.


7 posted on 03/30/2011 3:41:44 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: Jean S

The Department of Management and Budget (MMB) recently released the updated economic forecast for MN.

http://www.mmb.state.mn.us/doc/fu/11/summary-feb11.pdf

First, the forecast provides the fiscal basis for the upcoming budget showdown between Governor Dayton and the Republican legislature.

Second, the forecast also updates the fiscal situation for what remains of the current fiscal year, which ends on June 30 and is a reflection on the fiscal policies of former Governor Pawlenty.

Third, the forecast provides a forecast for not only the upcoming budget cycle but also the one beyond that.
For the current fiscal year ending on June 30, MMB projects an improvement of $264 million to the state’s general fund bottom line. This means that the state will finish the current budget cycle with a projected positive balance of $663 million.

Governor Pawlenty’s last budget will leave Minnesota well over a half-billion to the good.
Not only did Pawlenty balance the state’s budget without tax increases, he left his successor with a $663 million surplus.

This is a far cry from all the leftist rhetoric about Pawlenty’s fiscal austerity leaving the state in a hole. The reality is a far cry from all the wailing and gnashing of teeth from the Left about Pawlenty’s policies leaving a mess for Dayton. The reality is that T-Paw left office with a balanced budget and a surplus to boot.

And let’s not forget to acknowledge T-Paw’s accomplishment regarding this current budget. Namely, this is the first budget in modern Minnesota history that actually CUTS spending in REAL terms. He didn’t just reduce the rate of projected growth. This budget spends less money than the previous budget.

So where’s the media on this???

In addition to the current budget improvement of $264 million, the upcoming two-year budget cycle outlook (which begins July 1) has improved by nearly $900 million,meaning that the February forecast has improved the state’s total budget outlook by nearly $1.2 billion over the previous forecast last November.

The upshot is that state tax revenues are expected to be $33.3 billion in the upcoming budget cycle compared to just over $30 billion in tax revenues for the current budget.
The the state will take in about 10% more in tax revenues in the upcoming budget cycle than in the current cycle.
In other words, without any tax increases, state spending could still rise 10% IF government leaders choose to do so.

As much as a rag on T-Paw’s “green” silliness, fiscally speaking he did OK.


8 posted on 03/30/2011 3:45:27 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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Somebody's not paying attention. CT belongs near the top. Every day there are stories about companies leaving CT and downsizing.

We have a new dim governor with a dim legislature.

9 posted on 03/30/2011 3:46:13 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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Arkansas is the only southern state on the list................wonder why that is.


10 posted on 03/30/2011 3:51:22 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: gorush

Well, we got ya’ beat - we’re #4!!! Yahoo!!! Ugh.....


11 posted on 03/30/2011 3:53:01 PM PDT by libertarian27 (Ingsoc: Department of Life, Department of Liberty, Department of Happiness)
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To: basil

Arkansas had Hillary and Bill’s legacy to consider.


12 posted on 03/30/2011 4:02:43 PM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: WOBBLY BOB
This thread is bogus. If Hawaii is not in the top five, don't believe this tripe. Ask me I live there.
13 posted on 03/30/2011 4:06:41 PM PDT by fish hawk (R. Emmett Tyrrell: Liberalism is dead. What we see now is "soft Nazis-ism".)
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To: basil

“right to work” laws?


14 posted on 03/30/2011 4:07:07 PM PDT by WOBBLY BOB ( "I don't want the majority if we don't stand for something"- Jim Demint)
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To: basil
They have Dillards and Walmart, and a new power plant going in east of Texarkana.
Perhaps it is because the retards in the SE part of the state don't want better opportunities for the po fokes working in the rice paddies.

55 years ago the NW corner of the state was held in the economic stranglehold of THE CHICKENMAN and his CHICKEN CATCHERS. You worked for them at their starvation wages or you starved.

Then Sam Walton bought some bankrupt Ben Franklin stores and the rest is history.

15 posted on 03/30/2011 4:15:47 PM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Hey buddy, did you just see a real bright light?)
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To: TheRealDBear

Really. IL and MI not on the list, but NJ and AK are?? Sounds more political. What kind of business are they thinking about? Welfare-sponsored artist?


16 posted on 03/30/2011 4:23:09 PM PDT by Clock King (Ellisworth Toohey was right: My head's gonna explode.)
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To: TheRealDBear

The survey must have been paid for by the the governor of Illinois.


17 posted on 03/30/2011 4:24:10 PM PDT by ne1410s
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To: basil

A hint: Legislature still controlled by spend-happy Democrats, along with a spend-happy governor. Enough said.


18 posted on 03/30/2011 4:34:24 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: WOBBLY BOB

Arkansas has “right to work” laws...


19 posted on 03/30/2011 4:42:41 PM PDT by TheBattman (They exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the creature...)
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To: vetvetdoug

There are some right good answers here—all of you get an “A”! LOL!


20 posted on 03/30/2011 7:48:05 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: WOBBLY BOB

My home state of NY has a worse business climate than NJ.


21 posted on 03/30/2011 7:52:12 PM PDT by Clemenza (Remember our Korean War Veterans)
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To: Jean S

“If Kloppenburg wins on Tuesday we’ll be #1”.

How does the WI Supreme Court election look to you? Any feelings about the outcome?


22 posted on 03/30/2011 8:09:07 PM PDT by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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Right now I think it’s a toss up. The unions will turn out to vote, we need conservatives to get energized too.


23 posted on 03/31/2011 12:07:16 PM PDT by Jean S
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To: WOBBLY BOB
Sadly, our new governor does not inspire confidence in things getting better here in MN.

Mini-Me loves being first. Unfortunately for the rest of us peasants.

24 posted on 03/31/2011 12:15:46 PM PDT by Colonel_Flagg ("It's hard to take the president seriously." - Jim DeMint)
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