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Patch's Poll: Is CT Driving Business Away?

ChiefExecutive.net does not paint a pretty picture of the business climate in the Nutmeg State. Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments.

“Connecticut could be the business-friendly refuge of NYC and New England, but instead taxes and regulates like the crown of Old England.”

So says one unnamed chief executive officer in Connecticut as part of ChiefExecutive.net's 10 Worst States for Business survey. Connecticut ranked seventh.

The Nutmeg State received 2 stars for taxation and regulation (out of five); four stars for workforce quality; and four stars for living environment.

What do you think? Is Connecticut business friendly? Take our poll and add your thoughts in the comments. (And be glad you don't live in California.)

Kendall Svengalis May 09, 2012 at 05:25 PM
Jim, you are axctly right. The Democrat Party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the public sector unions because it hungers for the campaign cash the unions can provide by stealing from the pockets of their forced members. No one should be forced to join a union against his or her will. That's an outdated relic of the Great Depression that continues to hang like a wet blanket over CT's and many other state economies. The recourse for union members: demand youjr "Beck" rights and at least get back that portion of dues not used for collective bargaining. And pay no attention to Gene. He's got lots of time on his hands and spends it spewing drivel on the Patch.
Daria Novak May 09, 2012 at 06:32 PM
Unforuantely, CT has other dubious ratings such as we are ranked #50, the worst state in the nation, in which to retire. We are the only state dictating mandatory sick leave pay in the nation, we are close to the bottom in our ranking of the "business unfriendly" nature of the state and our taxes when totalled rank us #1. Big government, over-regulation of business, intrusion in our private lives, etc. mean we have a lot of work to do to fix this nanny state. I was born and raised here and love the people, but the government in Hartford is no better than that in Wahsington these days. When Hartford runs out of our money it just borrows more on the backs of us taxpayers. It is government on steroids when it comes to spneding and that's plain wrong and why some many voters with whom I speak on the campaiagn trail tell me they are leaving as soon as they can afford to go elsewhere.
Big K May 09, 2012 at 06:58 PM
Is that the reason UTC has moved most of their Manufacturing business out of Connecticut??????? Too much Taxes and State regulations!
Big K May 09, 2012 at 10:22 PM
J. C.; Apparently you have never been to South Dakota or never studied it, or you wouldn't have made the statement, "The intelligence and hard working people that work for me here I could not find in South Dakota" The people in SD are very hard working Farmers, Ranchers. Business, and Manufacturing people, just like everywhere else in this country.
roy May 10, 2012 at 05:29 PM
Business does just fine in CT. Except when the people who run a business that is failing look for someone to blame as a diversion from their own ineptitude. The famous lament of the failing business owner - it is the liberals' fault. Well try ineptitude - your own.

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