Uncategorized January 26, 2012

Washington in top 10 on business-friendly taxes, women’s salaries

Washington in top 10 on business-friendly taxes, women’s salaries

Puget Sound Business Journal by Jennifer Sokolowsky, Web producer

Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2012, 1:01pm PST


Seattle ranked no. 4 in U.S. for its skyline in Travel + Leisure poll

Seattle is No. 7 in the U.S. for business-friendly tax systems, and No. 10 when it comes to average salaries for women, two new rankings show.

Sokolowsky,%20Jennifer.jpg Jennifer SokolowskyWeb producer – Puget Sound Business Journal

A couple of new business-related rankings are putting Washington state and Seattle on their top 10 lists.

First off, a Tax Foundation report ranks Washington seventh in the nation when it comes to business-friendly state tax systems.

The foundation’s eighth annual State Business Tax Climate Index focuses on how various elements of a state’s tax system harm or enhance the competitiveness of a state’s business environment.

"Even in our global economy, a state’s stiffest and most direct competition often comes from other states," Tax Foundation economist Mark Robyn said in a statement. "State lawmakers need to be aware of how their states’ business climates match up to their immediate neighbors and to other states in their region." READ FULL ARTICLE HERE