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Best Business Climates are Freer and Cheaper (National Radio Commentary / Salem-Townhall.com) January 6, 2015

Posted by daviddavenport in Op/Eds, Radio Commentaries.

Forbes’ study of best and worst states for business always provides a useful annual check-up on the state of the country as well as the economy, and this year’s list is no exception.

For example, 8 of the 10 best states for business this year are west of the Mississippi, with Utah and North Dakota leading the way.  By contrast, 8 of the 10 worst states for business are in the East.

The regulatory environment is a big factor, with “big brother” states like New York coming in at number 17 and California at 37. Business costs are right up there in importance, with South Dakota and Nevada leading the way with low overhead.

The fact is that businesses, like Americans broadly, are voting with their feet, and moving West toward greater opportunity and less regulation. Too bad that highly regulated states just don’t get it—or at least they elect leaders who lack the will to do something about it.

Link to Townhall.com audio:  http://townhall.com/talkradio/dailycommentary/699296


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