R.I. voted least friendly state for small businesses

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RHODE ISLAND was voted the least friendly state for small businesses in a survey by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. For a larger version of this map, click HERE. / COURTESY THUMBTACK.COM
SAN FRANCISCO – Rhode Island was voted the least friendly state for small businesses in a survey by Thumbtack.com and the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. The results of the two-month survey, which interviewed more than 6,000 small business owners nationwide, were released Tuesday. “Six thousand small-business owners have told an unusually nuanced story about what…

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  1. RI policy makers have remained deaf to the requests of small business owners these many years.

    This information will only serve to hinder economic growth from outside the state and discourage those of us in RI.

    The good folks at the state house will no doubt see this as a challenge to their policies and disregard these findings.