The best and worst states for small business: Red tape blues | The Economist
Geege Schuman stashed this in America
One surprising finding is how little local tax rates matter. Nearly two-thirds of respondents say they pay their “fair share” of taxes, which the survey-takers reckon means they don’t feel over- or undertaxed. But many complain about the difficulty of complying with complex regulations: this was a strong predictor of how small businesses rank their states.
Virginia and Texas get an A, Florida gets a C, and California gets an F?
this surprises you? it's horrible to near-impossible to start a non-internet business in CA
But there's Hollywood... And all those vineyards...