BOSTON (WWLP) — Massachusetts is no longer ranked one of the top 10 most business-friendly states in the country.
The state has fallen from being sixth to 28th on a list ranking the most business-friendly states in America.
According to the
CNBC survey, Massachusetts made the “biggest decline” this year out of all the 50 states. The business-focused cable news station ranked Massachusetts second-to-last in cost of doing business and fifth from the bottom in infrastructure and transportation.
Rep. Dan Winslow of Norfolk are taking the survey as an opportunity to criticize the Democratic-controlled Legislature.
“Businesses are being crushed by over-regulation in Massachusetts. Our bureaucracy is devoted not to encouraging and growing business, but to crushing business and imposing layer upon layer of thresholds to barriers to success,” Winslow said.
On a positive note, the survey ranks Massachusetts first in access to capital and third in education.
The results are a disappointment for the
Patrick Administration, which believed Massachusetts was poised to take the top spot. So, this year’s poor ranking has members of the administration scratching their heads.
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