46th out of 50
Ugh. This is no surprise if you’re self employed or a small business owner in Hawai’i:
Hawaii ranks among the bottom 5 states in the U.S. in terms of policies and costs [adversely] affecting small business and entrepreneurship.
The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, in its 18th annual state policy ranking, put Hawaii at No. 46 among the 50 states, with only New York, Vermont, New Jersey and California ranking lower.
The report ranks states according to 47 policy measurements including tax, regulatory and government spending factors and gives each a score.
The top 5 states were
- South Dakota
via The Honolulu Star Advertiser, 12-13-13
It has been this way for far too long.