A new national report puts Connecticut near the bottom among all states for its business climate in 2012, with the cost of state government, taxes and regulations cited among the causes.
The report by CNBC ranks Connecticut 44th in 2012, down from 39th in 2011.
The Constitution State’s competitiveness is dragged down by the cost of doing business here (ranked 46th in the nation, down from 45 a year earlier), cost of living (only two states higher in 2012), and the state’s substandard infrastructure and transportation (43rd in the nation).
In addition, only ten states performed worse than Connecticut in CNBC’s rankings of the state’s workforce and overall economy (both ranked No. valium online.
Connecticut highest national ranking, according to CNBC, was for quality of education (average SAT scores 1535 out of possible 2400), which trailed visit us New York State. However, even that metric fails to reflect the yawning achievement gap between poor urban and wealthier suburban public-school districts.
The states even worse than Connecticut for doing business, according to CNBC: Mississippi (No. 46), Alaska (47), West Virginia (48), Hawaii there and Rhode Island. The top-ranked state for the third consecutive years is Texas.
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