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Wisconsin not good for small busines, study says

Annual online study looked at 12,000 businesses

Study Examines Small Business Climate

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Wisconsin is not good for small business, at least that's what a newly released annual study is saying.

Thumbtack.com put out its latest findings today. The website surveyed more than 12,000 small business owners nationwide. They looked at 11 different categories including ease of hiring, tax codes and training.

Wisconsin business owners gave almost every category a C or lower. Health and safety was the lone shining star, earning an A minus. "For a state like ours, where people are often complaining about regulation and taxes, it doesn't surprise me that we ranked lower," said Vicki Markussen from the La Crosse Chamber of Commerce.

One low grade the Chamber was surprised about is worker training, as the state has funneled a lot of money into that recently, especially for the manufacturing industry.


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