• Business Friendly: Read How NY Ranks Nationally

  • MAY 30, 2012 | ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT, MANDATE RELIEF, NYS GOV'T, REGULATORY ISSUES, TAX REFORM

  • CEO Magazine Survey Places State at Bottom of Heap

  • In a new survey conducted by CEO Magazine, New York State ranks 49th out of 50 states in the best/worst states for business in 2012.  The magazine polled 650 executives and asked them to grade states in which they do business... 


    New York State: Give us your tired, your poor, your hungry, and your company's profits.

    Business leaders were asked to grade their state in categories including "tax and regulation, quality of workforce and living environment."  Once again, New York State was heaped at the bottom of the pile with California and Illinois.  

    States with a more competitive tax and regulatory climate fared quite well in this year's survey; North Carolina and Florida made the top three and Texas clinched the top spot for the eighth year in a row. 

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