August 1, 2021

Massachusetts named 10th best state to start a business in US, WalletHub says

Massachusetts ranked the tenth best state to start a business in the United States, according to a new WalletHub study.

“Starting a business is never easy. According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data, about a fifth of all startups typically don’t survive past year one of operation, and nearly half never make it to their fifth anniversary. That’s without considering the economic damage done by the COVID-19 pandemic, which resulted in 200,000 more permanent business closures than usual within a year of the pandemic’s start,” the website wrote.

“Outside of the pandemic, there are plenty of other reasons that startups fail, with a ‘bad location’ among the most common,” WalletHub continued. “Choosing the right state for a business is therefore crucial to its success. A state that provides the ideal conditions for business creation — access to cash, skilled…

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