4/5/08

Right To Work law boosts Mount Rushmore State

For the fifth straight year, the Pollina Report has named South Dakota as one of the nation's top 10 pro-business states. South Dakota was named the sixth best pro-business state by the Pollina Report, increasing from a No. 7 ranking in 2007, according to Richard Benda, secretary of the Department of Tourism and State Development.

Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States is a comparative evaluation of job creation and retention efforts of all 50 state governments and the federal government.
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The Pollina study evaluates and ranks states based on 29 factors including taxes, human resources, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, workers' compensation legislation and jobs lost or gained. The evaluation also considers state government-controlled factors based on incentive programs and state economic development departments.

The list is published annually by Chicago-based Pollina Corporate Real Estate, one of the nation's leaders in providing site selection and corporate relocation services.

(argusleader.com)

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