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Which U.S. states have the best policy environment for entrepreneurship?

Friday, December 19th, 2008

The Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council released its annual Small Business Survival Index for 2008 (PDF). The index ranks states’ policy environment with respect to entrepreneurship. This year the top five states with the friendliest policy environment are: South Dakota, Nevada, Wyoming, Florida and Washington.

Meanwhile, a Forbes article discusses how states’ licensing regulations can stifle entrepreneurship and competition by erecting barriers to entry in┬ávarious professions.