Thumbtack, in partnership with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, has released South Carolina's results from the third annual Thumbtack.com Small Business Friendliness Survey. The study, drawing upon data from over 12,000 small business owners, provides new insights into state and local business environments across the nation.
"After a two-month survey of thousands of small business owners nationwide, South Carolina has emerged as one of the friendliest states for businesses that are following and complying with regulations," says Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack. "Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and although the state has a ways to go in improving the ease of starting a new business or hiring, small business owners there rated its regulations near the top nationwide."
Some of the key findings for South Carolina include:
A copy of the survey's full methodology and analysis paper is available upon request. Please email Thumbtack's Chief Economist, Jon Lieber, at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the paper and with any questions or comments you might have.