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Old 01-25-2010, 04:13 PM
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Here's the list of states. The ranking appears to be based on taxes and operating costs. See the details at the link:

1. South Dakota
2. Wyoming
3. Alaska
4. Nevada
5. Florida

Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware received honorable mention. There's a popup near the bottom of the page where you can lookup the rankings of other states.

The Top 5 States to Open a New Small Business
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Old 01-25-2010, 04:20 PM
 
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Interesting
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Old 01-25-2010, 06:47 PM
 
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Not surprising at all. South Dakota, Wyoming, Florida, Alaska, and Nevada are all fairly conservative/libertarian states that don't try to control the lives of their citizens as they do in say New York or California.

Delaware is probably due to the low taxes; also the major credit card companies are headquartered in Delaware (Wilmington, I think).
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:12 PM
 
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The hell....???
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:13 PM
 
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Intrigued Nevada and Florida did so well as their economies are reportedly in the doldrums.
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Old 01-25-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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Not surprising at all. South Dakota, Wyoming, Florida, Alaska, and Nevada are all fairly conservative/libertarian states that don't try to control the lives of their citizens as they do in say New York or California.

Delaware is probably due to the low taxes; also the major credit card companies are headquartered in Delaware (Wilmington, I think).
Since when did conservatives earn the reputation of NOT trying to control your life?
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Old 01-25-2010, 11:35 PM
 
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Since when did conservatives earn the reputation of NOT trying to control your life?
It depends on the issue and the type of conservatism we're talking about. Generally the states out west tend to be more libertarian in nature. Wyoming and South Dakota are very conservative, but certainly not the "Bible belt".
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Old 01-26-2010, 08:35 PM
 
Location: SF,CA
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Interesting article. What I'd like to see is a study like this that shows the success rate of small business vs corporations. Some of these places seem to be great in terms of taxes and costs, but I still wonder how receptive they are to mom and pop shops vs big box retail.
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