Florida Among Top 5 States for Entrepreneurs

December 16, 2014

9:00 am

Florida ranks as the fifth most entrepreneur-friendly state nationwide; that’s according to the 19th Annual Small Business Policy Index published once a year. The index ranks all 50 states according to 42 different policy measures, including government-imposed or government-related costs that directly or indirectly affect entrepreneurship and business,  as well as the investment that is so critical to startups and business growth.

According to the ranking, the most entrepreneur-friendly states include:

  1. South Dakota
  2. Nevada
  3. Texas
  4. Wyoming
  5. Florida

The least friendly states include California, New York, and New Jersey. We cover Florida startups and entrepreneurs extensively at tech.co, so this should come as no surprise! Check out these top stories for more:

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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