While Governor Brown and others in the
Bronze Golden State continue to debate how to increase taxes, perhaps they’ll look at yet another survey which shows that California is at the bottom for business (among US states). With thanks to the TaxProfBlog for noting this, Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a survey of small business owners of which states were the best for business.
Receiving “A+” grades were Idaho, Oklahoma, Texas, and Utah; receiving “F” grades were California, Hawaii, Rhode Island, and Vermont. The three worst performing cities were all in California: Los Angeles, Sacramento, and San Diego. The top three cities were Oklahoma City, Dallas/Fort Worth, and San Antonio. Nevada received a “B+” while Maryland received a “C-”. Las Vegas ranked 10th of the 40 cities surveyed.