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Maryland Receives Low Grades In Small Business Climate Survey

September 1st, 2014 by WCBC Radio

Maryland has a long way to go in creating a friendly climate for small business. A survey from the online business service provider, Thumbtack, gave Maryland a grade of C- for overall friendliness to small business. Jon Lieber, Chief Economist of Thumbtack, said that after a two-month survey of thousands of small business owners nationwide, the response heard directly from Maryland’s small businesses that the state could do more to support them. Maryland earned a C- for its friendliness to small business. Maryland received five D+ grades out of the eleven categories rated. Maryland small businesses pay the seventh highest marginal tax rates in the nation. Delegate Leroy Myers, who represents portions of Allegany and Washington counties, agrees with the assessments.  He says the state is more often than not proving a deterrent for county and municipal governments trying to attract new businesses…


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