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2013 Best & Worst States for Business: See if you can notice a trend



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In its ninth annual survey of CEO opinion about the best and worst states in which to do business, 736 CEOs—the highest response on record—rendered their verdict. Business leaders were asked to grade states with which they are familiar on a variety of competitive metrics that CEOs themselves regard as critical. These include: 1) taxation and regulation; 2) quality of workforce; and 3) living environment. The tax and regulatory grade includes a measure of how CEOs grade a state’s attitude toward business, a key indicator.




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Simply put, “a good state is one that understands the private sector pays for the public sector and makes it easy for the private sector to conduct business and grow,”remarks David N. Willis, CEO of CRW Parts, a Baltimore wholesale distribution firm.


California, New York and Illinois have high costs of living, high taxes and high regulation,” says Mark Larsen, CEO of Maxxcap Group, a mid-size financial services firm. Additionally, each of these states makes it difficult, and often worse, than other places to do business. By contrast, “states like Texas and Ohio are consistently trying to help us grow our business and are listening to the leaders of companies to help solve problems,” says Toledo-based Impact Products CEO Terry Neal.


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Then there’s Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal, who wants to eliminate his state’s corporate tax and replace it by raising the state’s current 4 percent sales tax. Louisiana has come a long way since 2006 when it ranked 47th.



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ChiefExecutive.net is racist.





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2013 Best & Worst States for Business: See if you can notice a trend


The trend is that this survey ranks states with less taxes and regulations higher.






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The trend is that this survey ranks states with less taxes and regulations higher.


The trend is that states run with conservative fiscal policies are the best for business (most have unemployment lower than the national level) and that the liberal strongholds are terrible for business.

But we have to keep those evil businesses down right?






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The most liberal states are ranked low?





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first trend I see is right to work states. one of my sons friends is a union pipefitter in Ohio and they actually got a brochure bashing right to work states.







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my sons friends is a union pipefitter in Ohio and they actually got a brochure bashing right to work states

I hope they didn't take it to heart. At some point in the not too distant future they'll probably end up working in a right to work state. Either Ohio will flip or the jobs will leave.






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That's easy! The top 5 are sucking the govt tit for more than they are contributing.







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North Carolina representin'





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That's easy! The top 5 are sucking the govt tit for more than they are contributing.


Well that's a bit disingenuous. I'm not sure what that has to do with business climate anyway. I guess you could argue taxes but that's probably a wash. I would say the lack of unions in those states has the most to do with it. That and regulation. Regulation kills business. It's a pretty simple concept and I'm not sure why the left promotes it so much.







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Yes. 1-5 are states that middle and upper income liberals will move to yet continue their liberal anti-business voting habits. States 46-50 are those that will retain enough liberals to keep sticking their collective finger into the light socket.






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top 5 have workers willing to work for the lowest wages outside of Mexico or Mississippi.

per capita income is 50% more in those "bad" states.






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The trend is that states run with conservative fiscal policies are the best for business (most have unemployment lower than the national level)


I thought Georgia, South Carolina, Indiana, Nevada and North Carolina were among the absolute worst for unemployment and they make up half the Top10 on this list.

Seems like high unemployment and low per capita income is good for business.




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That's easy! The top 5 have significant #'s of Democrat voters who are sucking the govt tit for more than they are contributing.


FIFY, you disingenuous hack.






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How the states are graded: LINK

Pretty good break down.







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RTR America
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top 5 have workers willing to work for the lowest wages outside of Mexico or Mississippi.

per capita income is 50% more in those "bad" states.


Wrong

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CEOs are well disposed to Texas, and it’s not hard to understand why. Fifty-two Fortune 500 companies now call Texas home. Fifteen Texas companies went public in 2011, making the state the hottest IPO market in the nation. Austin has become one of the fastest growing tech hubs. (The A5 chips in Apple’s iPhones and iPads are made in Austin.) Young programmers and engineers can actually afford to live well in Austin, where the housing cost index is 300 percent lower than in San Francisco. Texas job creation has outpaced the national average, too. Writing in Investors Business Daily, Wendell Cox commented that, “the number of jobs in Texas has grown by a truly impressive 31.5 percent since 1995, compared with just 12 percent nationwide, according to BLS data. Texas lapped California, an important economic rival and the only state with a larger population.” In addition, Texas jobs pay well and employees there fared better than the rest of the U.S. from 2002 to 2011, according BLS data. Adjusted for cost of living, Texas’ per capita income is higher than California’s and nearly as high as New York’s, observes Cox, who is principal of Demographia, a consultancy.


What is hilarious is that Dem always seem to forget who is holding back many of the southern states per capita income wise. I wonder who they vote for?






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I would say the lack of unions in those states has the most to do with it.

Are you saying that the top 5 or bottom 5 are lacking unions? I hope you aren't claiming that New York and NJ are low on unions.






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Are you saying that the top 5 or bottom 5 are lacking unions? I hope you aren't claiming that New York and NJ are low on unions.



The exact opposite.






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Kickadawgitfeelsgood
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FIFY, you disingenuous hack.


With all the "great business" in these states, it seems like there would be little need for govt assistance. What gives?






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