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 4: Massachusetts

No. 4

Massachusetts is the 4th 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
“California and Massachusetts in league of their own for anti-business regulatory environment.”

“California, Massachusetts and Vermont have enacted anti-business policies that are detrimental, especially to the medical device industry.”

“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.”

“Taxes and regulations in California and Massachusetts are becoming intolerable.”

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