October 5, 2009

How’s Business? Find Out Where Your State Ranks

  • Kail Padgitt

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This week we talk with the Tax Foundation to discuss their interesting and telling new publication the “2010 State Business Tax Climate Index.” TheIndexmeasures the competitiveness of the 50 states’ tax systems and ranks them accordingly based on the taxes that matter most to businesses and business investment: corporate income, individual income, sales, property and unemployment insurance taxes. Tune in to find out which states come out on top and bottom, and what policy makers can do to boost their ranking.

Joining us to discuss the findings of the Index is author Dr. Kail Padgitt. Dr. Padgitt holds a Ph.D and Master’s degree in economics from George Mason University concentrating on the areas of Public Economics, Industrial Organization and Experimental Economics. Kail has taught Public Choice and International Economics at George Mason University.