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This recent article from Forbes shows Texas business friendly climate is getting attention.


The Lone Star State ranked 8th on this year's list, up from 9th in 2008.

The magazine ranks all 50 states based on costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.

Business costs, which include labor, energy and taxes are weighted the most heavily.

Texas ranks No. 1 in the land for overall economic climate and third for growth potential. But the state ranked fairly low (39th) for quality of life and was 29th when it comes to cost of doing business.

Virginia garnered the top spot for the best business climate in the country for the fourth straight year. Virginia is the only state ranked in the top 20 in each of the six categories, and its $325 billion economy is expected to be the 10th largest in the U.S. in 2009.

Rhode Island ranked last on the list with the worst regulatory environment and high costs of business.

Click here for more on the list.


If you are looking to relocate your business or start a new business in a more friendly environment email me at:

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Alan Kirkpatrick /Realtor

Austin Texas Homes

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Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
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Mmmm....interesting stats.    I did not realize that Texas offered such a good business climate.

Sep 25, 2009 04:43 AM #1
Jason Crouch
Austin Texas Homes, LLC - Austin, TX
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Alan - As you already know, Texas and Austin continue to rack up positive business stories.  I'm happy to be here!

Sep 25, 2009 05:05 AM #2
Alan Kirkpatrick
Austin Texas Homes - Round Rock, TX
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THANKS FOR ALL YOUR COMMENTS. Texans love small business and strongly support local small business with their $$$

Sep 28, 2009 03:47 AM #3
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