Mar 30 2011

Top 10 worst states for business

From CSN:

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:

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

Last year, Pollina released his top 10 best states for business list. That ranking was as follows:

1. Virginia
2. Utah
3. Wyoming
4. South Carolina
5. North Carolina
6. Nebraska
7. Kansas
8. South Dakota
9. Alabama
10. Missouri

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.

More at Top 10 worst states for business. Is yours on the list? – CSMonitor.com.

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