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January 2, 2016
by Chris Kirkham
LA Times

California's business climate has been a perpetual target of ridicule.

Out-of-state politicians and critics of the state's regulations have delighted in depicting California as an inhospitable place to do business.

The Golden State perennially ranks at the bottom of national surveys gauging business friendliness. Chief Executive magazine recently called it a "deeply troubled" state, where companies are so over-regulated that "most cannot afford to do business."

December 23, 2015
Central Valley Business Journal

California, long derided as a state with an unfriendly business climate, is getting better in some respects, according to a new survey by the non-partisan group Next 10.

The Next 10 report, prepared by Beacon Economics, rated California fifth in establishment entry rates for new businesses, fourth in job creation rates from new firm growth and fourth total net job creation. California also had the 10th highest entry rate of small businesses with one to four employees, with small firms representing 19.1 percent of new enterprises.

December 21, 2015
by Erik Anderson
KPBS

A recent survey by the non-partisan group Next 10 finds California's business climate may be better than some people say it is.

Pro-business and anti-tax groups have long derided California as a state with an unfriendly business climate. But a recent Next 10 report prepared by Beacon Economics finds that's not the case.

California's business climate gets high marks for job creation when compared to other states in a new survey put together by Beacon Economics.

December 14, 2015
by Noel Perry & Christopher Thornberg
The Sacramento Bee

There is a fierce debate about whether or not California is business friendly. Those who believe California is bad for business usually point to our state’s high tax rates and regulations. Those who say California is good for business note that our GDP is the eighth largest in the world, and say we are established as a global center of innovation with the world’s largest tech firms.

December 14, 2015
by Barbara Vergetis Lundin
SmartGridNews.com

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