State & Local Gov’t Employees per 10k Residents: 503
State-Local Tax Burden
Rate (%): 11.1%
Compared to Nat’l Avg. (9.9%): 1.21%
Development Trend Indicator: Positive
Continues climb in tax-friendliness and now tackles regulatory reform.
“Gov. Walker has turned around Wisconsin’s tax and business climate. A significant improvement over previous administrations.”
“Wisconsin, with Gov. Walkers reforms is becoming a very good place to do business. Wis. pensions are fully funded. The state is running a surplus and cutting taxes.”
“Wisconsin is making an effort to reduce regulation and tax problems for businesses. Governor Walker has done an excellent job turning Wisconsin around and needs to continue to build a positive environment for business in the state.”
“With respect to NY, NJ and PA,there is actually a bimodal ranking. For example, there are some parts of the workforce that are exceptional (eg great academic institutions, professionals. But the rest of the work force is not nearly as accomplished. Great arts, but terrible schools. CA taxes, cost of living, out of control budget, unaccountable legislature, regulatory environment, unstable tectonic plates..Other than that…..”
“Wisconsin is moving in the right direction on taxes and regulations. Lower cost simplified communications on regulations.”
A survey of 300+ CEOs conducted in early May shows declining confidence in business conditions, even as economy reopens in many parts of the country and around the world. But there could be a silver lining.