Source: SBE Council
Link to December 1 SBE Council news release.
Excerpt: The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) today released its 14th annual rankings of the states according to their public policy climates for small business and entrepreneurship in the “Small Business Survival Index 2009: Ranking the Policy Environment for Entrepreneurship Across the Nation.” (Access the SBSI 2009map of the states by visiting http://sbecouncil.org/survivalindex2009/.)
SBE Council chief economist Raymond J. Keating, author of the study, said: “It’s hard to find any good news at the national level for entrepreneurs, small business and their employees. The U.S. economy slipped into a recession in December 2007, with matters getting far worse late last year. Congress and the White House have not offered positive solutions to help the job-creating sector. In fact, most of their actions will hurt, not help, small businesses. But what about the states? The ‘Small Business Survival Index’ helps business owners and investors understand the publicpolicy burdens placed on entrepreneurship and small business, with the states ranked accordingly.”
Link to full SBE Council report.
Link to SBE Council website.
In 2008, Wisconsin ranked 48th on Forbes best-for-business list.