Some may wonder why this headline is in a Connecticut consumer website. Fair question.
My answer is that if the business climate – and that includes education – does not improve in Connecticut, we face serious problems as consumers, taxpayers, homeowners, workers and as families. Without good-paying jobs – from high tech manufacturing to biology – our children and our grandchildren will have to move where business expands or relocates.
And where will they end up moving to? How does visiting your family in Texas sound? That, according to Chief Executive’s eighth annual survey of CEO opinion of Best and Worst States in which to do business, Texas came in first.
And where will you NOT be going to? California, the worst, according to a poll of 650 business leaders.
“CEOs were asked to grade states in which they do business among a variety of areas, including tax and regulation, quality of workforce and living environment. The Lone Star State was given high marks foremost for its business-friendly tax and regulatory environment. But its workforce quality, second only to Utah’s, is also highly regarded,” said ChiefExecutive.net which includes all the states.
“Florida moved up from number three last year to number two. Last year, Florida Gov. Rick Scott penned a tongue-in-cheek letter to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, warning him that Florida is coming after the Lone Star State’s top ranking. Since Scott took office, his administration has enacted business tax and regulatory reforms that have contributed to the creation of more than 140,000 private sector jobs and an unemployment drop of 2.1 percentage points last year—one of the biggest decreases in the nation.”
So where is Connecticut, number 44 – same as last year – and our Bay State neighbor, 47, down two from last year.
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