The Tar Heel State has been named the best state in the nation to begin a company by a new ranking from FitSmallBusiness.com. North Carolina topped the list because of its strong showing in terms of taxes and labour market, according to the ranking.
According to FitSmallBusiness, “The state has high positions in corporate and unemployment insurance taxes. Its labour market is flourishing since the state grabbed the 6th spot in location desirability.
“Also one of the best states for startups were Utah, Texas, Indiana, and Montana. All the top five were rated particularly high in taxation and cost of living.
As for greatest city within the country to begin a company, Raleigh edged Charlotte because of the professors and resources in the Research Triangle.
To make the ranking, the website analyzed data from sources such as the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center, and the Small Business Administration.
With each state, the standing chose seven categories which greatly influence an entrepreneur’s chances for survival and success:
Startup Activity — Rate of entrepreneurs and survivability of business
Taxes — Corporate tax, individual income tax, sales tax, unemployment insurance tax, and property taxation
Cost of Living — Grocery, housing, utilities, transportation, and health
Labor Market — Location desirability, and bachelor degree attainment
Quality of Life — Access to health care, education, and physical safety
Cost of Starting a Company — Per capita income and commercial rent
Overall, North Carolina ranked in the top 20 states in four of the categories measured.”External job seekers are likely lured to the state by thriving businesses, a great sign for prospective entrepreneurs,” said the article after announcing North Carolina number one.