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

No. 26 New Hampshire Loses 8 Spots in 2012 Taxation and Regulations Workforce Quality Living Environment Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net Ranking Change from 2011 2012 Rank— 26 2011 Rank— 18 Total change— -8 Development Trend Indicator—Neutral Statehouse continues tax-friendly ways and nurtures entrepreneurial work. CEO Comments “All New England states with exception of …

No 26: New Hampshire

No. 26

New Hampshire Loses 8 Spots in 2012

Taxation and Regulations
Workforce Quality
Living Environment

Based on CEO Survey by ChiefExecutive.net

Ranking Change from 2011
2012 Rank— 26
2011 Rank— 18
Total change— -8
Development Trend Indicator—Neutral
Statehouse continues tax-friendly ways and nurtures entrepreneurial work.
CEO Comments
“All New England states with exception of New Hampshire have high personal taxes, both income and property. High business taxes with terrible state and local regulations that hinder all businesses. Workforce education not keeping up with new and future business needs.”

“New Hampshire is coming on strong. If they can ever institute “right-to-work” legislation, they could rise to number one.”

 

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