Hawaii Ranked Near Bottom for State’s Policies on Small Biz

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The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council’s Small Business Policy Index 2013 recently ranked the 50 states according to 47 different policy measures, including a wide array of tax, regulatory and government spending measurements.

For 2013, the states with the most entrepreneur-friendly policies are: 1) South Dakota, 2) Nevada, 3) Texas, 4) Wyoming, 5) Florida, 6) Washington, 7) Alabama, 8) Indiana, 9) Ohio, 10) Utah.

The states with the most unfriendly policy environments for small businesses are: 40) Rhode Island, 41) Connecticut, 42) Oregon, 43) Iowa, 44) Maine, 45) Minnesota, 46) Hawaii, 47) New York, 48) Vermont, 49) New Jersey, and 50) California.

Visit www.sbecouncil.org for more information about the Index and SBE Council.