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Thursday, October 13, 2005

Entrepreneur-Friendly States

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) just released its tenth annual rankings of the states according to their respective public policy climates for small business and entrepreneurship in the ‘Small Business Survival Index 2005.’

According to it's author, "The ‘Small Business Survival Index’ aims to gauge, state by state, whether public policies help or hurt the entrepreneurial sector of our economy, which of course is so important for economic growth, innovation and job creation."

In terms of their policy environments, the Top 10 most entrepreneur-friendly states under the ‘Small Business Survival Index 2005’ are:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Nevada
  3. Wyoming
  4. Washington
  5. Michigan
  6. Florida
  7. Mississippi
  8. Alabama
  9. Indiana
  10. Colorado
For a copy of the ‘Small Business Survival Index 2005,’ visit SBE Council’s website at SBE Council is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit small business advocacy group headquartered in Washington, D.C.

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