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Wyo. named No. 4 state for small businesses

Posted: Monday, May 13th, 2013

PINEDALE – Earlier this month, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce released a report titled “Enterprising States,” which placed Wyoming at the No. 4 spot on the list of best states for small businesses.

The annual report has placed Wyoming among the top states for a number of years, due in large part to what it calls a “business friendly tax climate.”

This is one of scores of studies citing the state’s business culture, which seems to be primarily derived from the tax structure and limited state regulations. The state also gets plaudits for the ease of setting up new businesses, as well as low unemployment levels and good access to energy.

All of those create a beneficial environment for businesses in general. The small business angle comes in the variety state and non-state entities developed to encourage growth and innovation. One specifically cited in the report is the Business Ready Community program, which allows the state to partner with cities and towns on job creation projects.

For the complete article see the 05-14-2013 issue.

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