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Survey findings and summary

Thumbtack has released Texas's results from the fourth 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, it is obvious that there aren't many states better than Texas when it comes to starting and running a small business," says Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack. "Creating a business climate that is welcoming to small, dynamic businesses is more important than ever, and small businesses in Texas were among the most enthusiastic about the business climate in their state, as it finished in the top five of nearly every one of the categories that small businesses rated."

Some of the key findings for Texas 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 jon.lieber@thumbtack.com for a copy of the paper and with any questions or comments you might have.

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