If You Want A Company To Survive, Start It Up In One Of These 20 States

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The Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council recently released its Small Business Survival Index for 2010. The index ranks the climate for small businesses in the 50 states (and D.C.) based on public policy factors that include 38 major government-related, or imposed costs.

A few of the issues included in the ranking are:

  • Taxes
  • Regulatory costs
  • Government spending
  • Property rights
  • Health care
  • Energy costs
  • Crime rate

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Note: Each number ranking in the following slides is out of 51.  If a ranking has a “t” next to it, it means it is tied with another state for that particular issue.

20. Georgia

Personal income tax rates: 6.00% (#26t)

Corporate income tax rates: 6.00% (#15t)

Property taxes: 3.02% (#25)

Crimes per 100 residents: 4.09 (#42)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

19. Missouri

Personal income tax rates: 6.00% (#26t)

Corporate income tax rates: 5.156% (#12)

Property taxes: 2.53% (#14)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.88 (#35)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

18. North Dakota

Personal income tax rates: 4.860% (#18)

Corporate income tax rates: 6.40% (#20t)

Property taxes: 2.89% (#19t)

Crimes per 100 residents: 2.13 (#2)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

17. Indiana

Personal income tax rates: 3.40% (#13t)

Corporate income tax rates: 8.50% (#37t)

Property taxes: 3.14% (#29)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.45 (#28)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

16. Mississippi

Personal income tax rates: 5.00% (#20t)

Corporate income tax rates: 5.00% (#9t)

Property taxes: 2.57% (#16)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.23 (#25t)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

15. Alaska

Personal income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Corporate income tax rates: 9.40% (#46)

Property taxes: 3.53% (#36)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.58 (#30)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

14. Virginia

Personal income tax rates: 0.73% (#9)

Corporate income tax rates: 5.75% (#24)

Property taxes: 6.00% (#15t)

Crimes per 100 residents: 2.66 (#12)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

13. Arizona

Personal income tax rates: 0.61% (#6)

Corporate income tax rates: 4.54% (#16)

Property taxes: 6.968% (#25)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.96 (#37)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

12. Utah

Personal income tax rates: 0.68% (#7)

Corporate income tax rates: 5.00% (#20t)

Property taxes: 5.00% (#9t)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.49 (#29)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

11. Tennessee

Personal income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Corporate income tax rates: 6.5% (#22t)

Property taxes: 2.15% (#8)

Crimes per 100 residents: 4.42 (#37)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

10. Colorado

Personal income tax rates: 4.63% (#17)

Corporate income tax rates: 4.63% (#8)

Property taxes: 2.89% (#19t)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.00 (#21)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

9. Ohio

Personal income tax rates: 6.240% (#30)

Corporate income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Property taxes: 3.28% (#30)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.60 (#31)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

8. South Carolina

Personal income tax rates: 7.00% (#38t)

Corporate income tax rates: 5.00% (#9t)

Property taxes: 2.94% (#21)

Crimes per 100 residents: 4.56 (#50)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

7. Alabama

Personal income tax rates: 3.250% (#12)

Corporate income tax rates: 4.225% (#7)

Property taxes: 1.46% (#1)

Crimes per 100 residents: 4.22 (#43)

6. Florida

Personal income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Corporate income tax rates: 5.50% (#14)

Property taxes: 4.20% (#43)

Crimes per 100 residents: 4.45 (#48)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

5. Washington

Personal income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Corporate income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Property taxes: 2.78% (#18)

Crimes per 100 residents: 4.00 (#39)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

4. Wyoming

Personal income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Corporate income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Property taxes: 4.87% (#48)

Crimes per 100 residents: 2.87 (#18t)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

3. Texas

Personal income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Corporate income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Property taxes: 3.65% (#38)

Crimes per 100 residents: 4.51 (#49)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

2. Nevada

Personal income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Corporate income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Property taxes: 3.00% (#23t)

Crimes per 100 residents: 3.76 (#33)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

1. South Dakota

Personal income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Corporate income tax rates: 0.00% (#1t)

Property taxes: 2.76% (#17)

Crimes per 100 residents: 1.91 (#1)

't' means 'tie' in ranking

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