Move Your Home & Business to Sarasota, Florida
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Florida Ranks #2 in the Nation for Business
Sarasota, FL - Need another good reason to buy real estate in Sarasota? Florida has been voted a top state in the nation for business.
If you're considering buying a home in Sarasota, and relocating your business or starting a new one here, you'll be pleased to learn that business leaders are praising Florida as the #2 state in the U.S. for doing business, according to a recent survey of 650 leading CEOs. The survey of Best and Worst States in which to do business is conducted annually by Chief Executive Magazine. Texas clinched the top spot; California ranked dead last.
Florida is Creating Jobs
In the survey, CEOs were asked to grade states in respect to business taxes, business regulation, workforce quality and flexibility, and overall quality of life. Florida moved up a notch this year to 2nd place (from last year's 3rd place). The move is quite an achievement, considering that Florida ranked 10th as recently as 2008. Most likely the biggest factor in Florida's favor is the great news on the employment front. Unemployment in Florida dropped 2.1% in 2011, one of the most dramatic decreases in any state, and 140,000 private-sector jobs were created here last year.
Florida is a Right to Work State
Florida and most of the other states in the "top ten" are right-to-work states, and this is not a coincidence. When businesses move to a new state (often to escape over-regulation and high taxation), workforce flexibility is one of the qualities they seek. Several noted economists (Ohio State’s Richard Vedder and Harvard’s Robert Barro) have recently found that economies grow faster in right-to-work states, and those states tend to draw more laborers from other states. Florida has been a right-to-work state for many years, but in 2011 the state also enacted several other regulatory and tax reforms that increased Florida's ability to entice relocating businesses.
Florida Real Estate - Sarasota Real Estate
Right now, Florida's the perfect spot for relocating your home, your business, or buying investment real estate. In Sarasota, homes and condos for sale are still affordable, and there are many exceptional family estates, golf homes, beach homes, luxury condos, waterfront properties, and more available here. If you're interested in doing business in Florida or considering a move here, consider True Sarasota Real Estate. Not only are we experts on the Sarasota real estate market, we're Exclusive Buyer Agents with 100% attention and dedication to buyers.