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Survey: Virginia One of the Most Small Business Friendly States in the Country

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Virginia received one of the highest grades in the country for small business friendliness, according to a survey by Thumbtack. 

Virginia received an A+, improving on its A grade from 2013. Also scoring high were Utah, Idaho, Texas and Louisiana.

California, Rhode Island and Illinois were the lowest ranked states – each received an F. Connecticut and New Jersey received D grades. 

The survey looked at several issues, including: 
  • Business-friendly licensing regulations
  • Ease of filing taxes
  • Tax rates
  • Government-sponsored training programs
Check out the full survey results. 
Steve Wright June 27, 2014 at 02:40 PM
Well, imagine that, all of the "business friendly" states are generally Conservative leaning, while the failures are Democrat run. However, facts won't sway the Democrat policies or change their plans for business growth.
Richard Ellis June 27, 2014 at 03:45 PM
This is "breaking news" ?
Cathy Hosek June 28, 2014 at 09:40 AM
If we are so small business friendly, why is it so hard to get small business on the Rt. 1 corridor?
conservativegal June 28, 2014 at 02:44 PM
This is thanks to Gov McDonnell. Wouldn't be shocked if some leave now that we have a democrat gov. If we become like MD, we are in trouble.
Steve Wright June 30, 2014 at 12:07 AM
Zeviah: And which Dem is this? Conservativegal: I hear you. I left MD due to the "environment". Once a very nice state, is nothing more than a stain on the map in every respect.

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