Business is tough everywhere, but some states are doing a better job of encouraging business growth than others. That’s the contention of Ronald Pollina, author of “Selling Out a Superpower: Where the U.S. Economy Went Wrong and How We Can Turn It Around” (Prometheus Books, 2010).
Pollina’s list of the 10 worst states for business:
6. New Jersey
3. West Virginia
2. Rhode Island
Last year, Pollina released his top 10 best states for business list. That ranking was as follows:
4. South Carolina
5. North Carolina
8. South Dakota
The study ranked the states based on the same 31 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, workers compensation laws, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts.