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 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.
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