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Best/Worst States for Business 2012: Biggest Gains from 2011

No. 35 Ohio Gains 6 Spots in 2012 Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by …

No 35: Ohio

No. 35

Ohio Gains 6 Spots in 2012

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Ranking Change from 2011
2012 Rank— 35
2011 Rank— 41
Total change— 6
Development Trend Indicator—Positive
Public pension ploy didn’t work, but bellwether state is going business-friendly.
CEO Comments
“Litigation environment is critical to a good business environment. Taxation in Ohio is moving in the right direction.”

“Ohio is depressed with low levels of communication between government and business. Government believes miracle corporations coming to Ohio to “save” the state, yet employee base is not trained in high tech or significant competencies to fill the jobs. It’s very frustrating to attempt to improve backward thinking.”

“Ohio is improving with new governor.”

“Ohio, Indiana & Texas are very pro-business in many areas.”

“Pennsylvania, Ohio and California have a lot of red tape to deal with. Ohio’s captive workers comp program is the bureaucracy from hell!”

“Poor governorship in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Texas, and others, results in negative international press attention, a contentious environment, hostile unions, ineffective work force training, and marginal support services.”

“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.”

“We only have operations in Ohio currently. Hope to shed more light on other states as our opportunities grow.”

 

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