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 2: New York

No. 2

New York is the 2nd Worst State for Business 2012

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Development Trend Indicator—Neutral
Gov. Cuomo has pleasantly surprised business but plenty of problems remain.
CEO Comments
“California New York and Illinois are all anti-business.”

“California and New York are a basket case… only the life style saves California.”

“California,New York and Connecticut heavy on taxation and regulatory.”

“New York is moving in the right direction. I would expect them to move up in coming years. Texas, North and South Carolina are in a class by themselves.”

“Recently moved from New York state to Tennessee. Differences in ambience/climate/cost of living/attitude of government towards business are outstanding!”

“What are California and New York thinking? I used to do a lot of business in New York now I completely avoid it if possible.”

“States that treat business as a cash cow to be milked are to be avoided. California is the worst with New York and Illinois a close second. They all make the problem worse by giving employees ridiculous rights.”

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