Is Connecticut Driving Business Away? [POLL]

ChiefExecutive.net does not paint a pretty picture of the business climate in the Nutmeg State. Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.


“Connecticut could be the business-friendly refuge of NYC and New England, but instead taxes and regulates like the crown of Old England.”

So says one unnamed chief executive officer in Connecticut as part of ChiefExecutive.net's 10 Worst States for Business survey. Connecticut ranked seventh.

The Nutmeg State received two stars for taxation and regulation (out of five); four stars for workforce quality; and four stars for living environment.

What do you think? Is Connecticut business friendly? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments. (And be glad you don't live in California.)


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Don Sherman May 15, 2012 at 01:14 AM
It's NOT JUST the regulations and taxes; we, the taxPAYERS get no value for our dollar. Our roads are so bad that travel is slow and dangerous; without an air-ride suspension, product is destroyed in transit. Government services are provided by vicious employees who lack comprehension and reasoning skills. The democrat super-majority runs rough-shod over productive citizens while coddling the takers. Look at the number of houses for sale and the number of businesses closing or moving; where will the revenue come from? When will long-term liability deficits be addressed? AND the big one, the one number that appears in no budget, no forecast, is the proverbial elephant-in-the-room that the Administration HAS to hide from Connecticut residents because anyone understanding the ramifications of the number will camp on the Governor's doorstep. Don't know what the number might be? Stay tuned. When it becomes an issue, it will become THE issue for people concerned about adding jobs to our workforce. And it has the potential to add a mere 1 BILLION dollars of debt to Connecticut taxpayer's overburdened wallets.


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