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Another study ranks California last on business friendliness


California ranks last on the 2012 list of states' friendliness to business compiled for nine years by Illinois-based Pollina Corporate Real Estate, a corporate site selector. "California has been Number 50 for nine years. It's last by a sizeable margin," said Vice President...


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Business Another study ranks California last on business friendliness Aug29, 2012 Updated Aug21, 2013 1:17 p.m. By JAN NORMAN / THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER Facebook Twitter Email Comments PRINT SEND PDF Donec eu sit amet quam egestas semperAenean mi vitae estMauris placerat eleifend leo. Vestibulum tortor quam, feugiat vitae, ultricies eget, tempor sit amet, anteDonec eu sit amet quam egestas semper. Example link to graphic lightbox --> California ranks 50th on the 2012 list of pro-business states, according to Pollina Corporate Real Estate, a corporate site selection specialist. California ranks last on the 2012 list of states' friendliness to business compiled for nine years by Illinois-based Pollina Corporate Real Estate, a corporate site selector. "California has been Number 50 for nine yearsIt's last by a sizeable margin," said Vice President Brent Pollina who co-authored the study"This is one of the most extensive reports out thereWe try to keep it as objective as possible." Pollina used 32 factors including personal, corporate and property taxes; workers' compensation insurance costs; state education systems; state debt per capita; electricity costs; economic development costs; quality of workforce; infrastructure spending; and interviews with corporate executives about the states that are contacting them about relocating. California has done poorly on other business-friendly listsEarlier this year, Chief Executive magazine named California the worst state for business eight years in a row, based on interviews with business executivesChief Financial officers told Alvarez & Marshal Taxand LLC that California is one of three "least competitive" states for business based on taxes. In September, 2011, New York-based Development Counsellors International also ranked California's business climate worst among all statesIn 1999, this report - released every three years - ranked California second bestThis ranking was also based on corporate executives' opinions on such issues as taxes, regulation and cost of doing business. On the other hand, the U.SChamber of Commerce this year said California leads the nation in venture capital investment and ranks third in entrepreneurial activity. 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