10 Worst States for Business 2012: Slideshow

Yet again, California takes the title of the worst state in which to do business. Here are the other states that didn’t perform well in this year’s survey.

May 2 2012 by ChiefExecutive.net

No 8: Pennsylvania

No. 8

Pennsylvania is the 8th Worst State for Business 2012

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

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CEO Comments
“Pennsylvania has numerous, piddly taxes it is regulation heavy even for very small 1-2 person businesses.”

“Poor tax structure in California, Illinois, Massachusetts,Ohio, and Pennsylvania. None of these states are business friendly. Government is bloated with excessive cost and resulting high taxes in these states.”

“It’s not just the regulations and taxes – it’s also how the government treats businesses. Probably two additional scales – one for competence and one for friend/foe. I’d have to give my own state, Pennsylvania, low marks in these areas.”

Click here to see an in-depth analysis of the Best/Worst States for Business 2012