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Survey findings and summary

Thumbtack has released Los Angeles's results from the fourth annual 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, the data show that Los Angeles's small businesses believe the city could be doing better," says Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack. "Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and Los Angeles still needs to improve towards this goal."

Some of the key findings for Los Angeles 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 for a copy of the paper and with any questions or comments you might have.

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