CNN / MONEY Ranks Florida Top Ten Start-up State
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If you're looking for the very best spot to relocate, start your own business, and purchase luxury real estate, it's southwest Florida; waterfront estates, beach homes, and luxury condominiums for sale are everywhere in Sarasota County and beyond. Just recently, Florida been recognized as a prime location for entrepreneurs launching new businesses.
Florida has been ranked as one of the nation's "Ten Most Entrepreneurial States" by Money.CNN.com. The CNN/Money "Top Ten" list, released in the summer of 2012, is based on a comprehensive national survey conducted by the Kauffman Foundation. The survey analyzes education and employment levels, business regulations, business and personal taxes, and regional economic histories in making its rankings. Also considered: access to and availability of adult education; job opportunities for older Americans; housing costs; and crime rates.
Florida makes the list of Top Ten entrepreneurial states for a number of reasons. The state has lowered taxes and rolled back regulations on businesses, and Florida has no personal income tax. These factors combine with a desirable year-round climate and, particularly on the coasts, high educational levels. With the curtain falling on the Space Shuttle program, Florida is now poised to emerge as a leader in light technology and light industry. The state has invited a number of companies in these fields to take advantage of the talent and ancillary resources that the Space Shuttle program will leave behind. Small manufacturing of items like medical and robotic devices is also likely to boom on both Florida coasts in the immediate future.