Survey findings and summary
Thumbtack.com, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released the new results from the second annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Survey. The 2013 study draws upon data from over 7,000 small business owners nationwide and shows that Alabama earned top-5 rankings from small businesses for the state's regulatory systems and the ease of hiring additional employees in Alabama.
Some of the key findings for Alabama include:
- Alabama rose from #10 in 2012 to take the #2 spot this year, trailing only Utah for overall small business friendliness.
- The state was ranked #1 for ease of hiring. Additionally, the survey respondents reported among the highest rates of anticipated hiring for 2013.
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