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.