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Did New Jersey Deserve A Near Failing Grade in Small Business Friendliness?

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New Jersey received a near failing grade in small business friendliness, according to a survey by Thumbtack. 

New Jersey received a D and was one of the lowest ranked states in the country. California, Rhode Island and Illinois received failing grades, while Connecticut also received a D grade. 

The survey looked at several issues, including: 
  • Business-friendly licensing regulations
  • Ease of filing taxes
  • Tax rates
  • Government-sponsored training programs
Utah, Idaho, Texas, Virginia and Louisiana received the highest rating for small business friendliness. 

Check out the full survey results. 
Michael pellettiere June 28, 2014 at 11:08 AM
High taxes are the problem, always will be
Michael pellettiere June 28, 2014 at 11:10 AM
The dems will probably blame ir anything but their policies.....bush, the winter, christie, racism, sexist
Craig Chapman June 28, 2014 at 02:12 PM
So why do the voters in NJ keep voting for the status quo? Until we kick out the dems and repub's and get some truly free market leaders n place we are fooked. Better yet let's have a debate on the legitimacy of the state and why we feel we need to be ruled over....it ain't working is it?
Alex C June 28, 2014 at 06:51 PM
Whenever I see the ads, usually on NY news channels, touting the "great business climate," of NJ, NY or CT, I can't help but laugh. Now that's great acting!

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