U.S. Small Business Friendliness By State

If you are a small business owner in the United States, or if you are thinking about becoming one, a major component of your business success can be due to where you are located.

Jon Lieber, Chief Economist at Thumbtack, conducted a survey of 13,000 small businesses nationwide asking what makes for a business friendly environment. He then used that information to rate which states are the most and least friendly. He had insufficient data for 12 states (which are whited out). The remaining 1 - 38 are below.

You can hover over each state to see the component details behind the score.

h/t MISH