Today Thumbtack released the results of the 2019 Small Business Friendliness Survey, ranking the best or worst cities and states in the country based answers from pros like you.
Over 5,000 Thumbtack pros in 49 states and 44 cities told us how well their state and local governments are supporting their business on elements like licensing requirements, tax regulations, and labor and hiring regulations.
After tabulating all the results, the winners are in. Arkansas, Virginia and Mississippi are the top states earning an A+ for small business friendliness in 2019. Austin, Fort Worth, and Oklahoma City are the top cities earning an A+ for small business friendliness this year.
Among the many things we heard from pros in the survey:
We want to hear from you - what does your state or local government do to create a small business friendly environment?