NJ Stats: Small Business Policy Index Rankings, 2016

(Ranked from Friendliest to Least Friendly Policy Environments for Small Business)

Rank State Index Score
1 Nevada 40.322
2 Texas 41.509
3 South Dakota 41.589
4 Wyoming 47.090
5 Florida 50.567
6 Washington 56.720
7 Alabama 62.206
8 Arizona 62.799
9 Ohio 63.758
10 Indiana 64.145
11 Colorado 64.148
12 Michigan 65.499
13 Utah 65.809
14 North Dakota 67.668
15 Virginia 67.832
16 South Carolina 69.547
17 Mississippi 70.375
18 Georgia 71.336
19 North Carolina 71.528
20 Oklahoma 71.845
21 Kansas 74.186
22 Louisiana 74.358
23 Tennessee 74.634
24 Missouri 75.171
25 Alaska 77.101
26 New Mexico 79.373
27 Illinois 80.994
28 West Virginia 82.247
29 Idaho 83.135
30 Pennsylvania 83.177
31 Montana 83.633
32 New Hampshire 84.847
33 Wisconsin 85.119
34 Kentucky 87.728
35 Massachusetts 88.635
36 Delaware 90.093
37 Arkansas 91.345
38 Nebraska 92.193
39 Rhode Island 94.676
40 Maryland 95.122
41 MaineĀ  98.077
42 Iowa 98.110
43 Oregon 100.694
44 Connecticut 104.836
45 Vermont 107.168
46 Hawaii 108.654
47 Minnesota 111.836
48 New York 112.044
49 New Jersey 118.357
50 California 127.458


50 State Average:
79.626

New Jersey is 38.731 points above the national average, making it 48.6% higher.

Source:
Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council. “Small Business Policy Index 2016.” February 2016. Accessed February 2016. http://sbecouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/02/SBPIndex2016SBECouncil.pdf