Did California Deserve its Business Failing Grade

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Ribbon cutting at the recently opened Brawley Sun Community Branch
Ribbon cutting at the recently opened Brawley Sun Community Branch

California received a failing grade in small business friendliness, according to a survey by Thumbtack.

California has been in the bottom of the rankings every year of the survey. Rhode Island and Illinois also received failing grades. Connecticut and New Jersey received D grades.

The survey looked at several issues, including:

  • Business-friendly licensing regulations
  • Ease of filing taxes
  • Tax rates
  • Government-sponsored training programs

Utah, Idaho, Texas, Virginia and Louisiana received the highest rating for small business friendliness.

Check out the full survey results.