WalletHub: R.I. 5th-worst state in nation to start a business

Updated at 7:14 p.m.

RHODE ISLAND ranked as the fifth worst state in the nation to start a business, according to a WalletHub report released Tuesday. /
PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is the fifth-worst state in the nation to start a business, according to a WalletHub report released Tuesday. The report considered 27 metrics to evaluate three categories: business environment, access to resources and business costs. Rhode Island ranked No. 47 for business environment, No. 16 for access to resources and No. 36…

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  1. Though RI performs poorly in these metrics no matter who does the ranking, someone at WalletHub must have had a bad meal or failed relationship in RI. They love to ding us time after time and in some “surveys” of theirs, RI appears to come out worse than we actually are. Whenever I see WalletHub, its “oh Boy, here we go”.