Survey Says New York Not Very Friendly To Small Businesses


New York is a terrible place to do business. There are high taxes and workers compensation rates, plus all of the regulatory burdens. The state has gimmicky tax breaks for a select few while the smallest businesses struggle.

I wrote about a new survey of some of those business owners for Watchdog Arena.

A new survey reveals that small business owners give New York State a thumbs down for small business friendliness.

Thumbtack has released the results of its 2015 Small Business Friendliness Surveyand it reveals that the State of New York is one of the least friendly places to do business in the United States. The survey reached about 18,000 small business owners across the country and over 900 in New York. Overall, the state was given a “D” for business friendliness, with an F in “ease of starting a business” which brought down the overall score.

Texas, New Hampshire, Utah, Louisiana and Colorado were rated the friendliest places for small businesses to operate; while Rhode Island, Connecticut, California and New York came in last.

A computer repair specialist in Buffalo told Thumbtack that “New York taxes small businesses to death,” and “the state makes the process of keeping and working with employees difficult and costly.”

Please read the whole thing.

Notice how it’s always the blue states that come in at the bottom of these rankings?