Skip to comments.Survey: Which States Are Small-Business-Friendly?
Posted on 05/13/2012 6:08:56 AM PDT by KeyLargo
Survey: Which States Are Small-Business-Friendly?
Posted By Walter Olson On May 11, 2012 @ 3:38 pm In Government and Politics,Regulatory Studies
As Tad has noted , Thumbtack.com in cooperation with the excellent Kauffman Foundation of Kansas City has produced this attractive, clickable map  of the 50 states displaying the results of a survey of small-business friendliness. Its worth checking out your states standing, as well as that of states with which it competes for new business. To a large extent the findings come in just about where one would expect:
California plus the Northeast (aside from New Hampshire) are the most unfriendly overall. Add in the trio of Midwest industrial states (Illinois, Michigan, Ohio) plus Washington and Hawaii and you get the full list of seriously unfriendly states, with D+ or worse grades. The list of best states also includes few surprises: Texas, Oklahoma, Idaho, Utah, Virginia and several other Southern states. Virginia (grade of A) far outdistances Maryland (C-), notwithstanding the views of Washington Post business writers who often chide the Old Dominion for not emulating the economic policies of its neighbor to the north. Other states, even in the Northeast, tend to do OK in one or two areasNew Jersey and Vermont avoid piling costs onto new hiring, Connecticut and Illinois are not entirely hopeless on zoning, and so forth. The exception is California: its awful on everything.
(Excerpt) Read more at cato-at-liberty.org ...
Wonder if Moonbeam sees the relationship between the state’s anti business stance and the budget being 16 Billion short this year.
That’s one of 3 reasons I moved from a C state (PA) to an A+ state(OK).
“Wonder if Moonbeam sees the relationship between the states anti business stance and the budget being 16 Billion short this year.”
Are you joshin’?
By next year, California will be $25 Billion in the hole. Or deeper.
And again, the refrain will be, “raise taxes”!
Moonbeam said only for the next four years...
Very interesting, thanks for posting.
Having lived in Indiana, it shines by comparison with Illinois.
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