What is the biggest impediment to job growth in Rhode Island?

Posted 7/11/11

Recent national rankings have placed Rhode Island (and the Providence Metropolitan Statistical Area) near the bottom in terms of business climate, including a ranking of No. 50 from CNBC in its Top States for Business ranking.

Comments on the story have pointed to a substandard work force, high costs, corruption and the like as reasons for this ranking as well as others. Where do you stand on the issue?

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Most states have at least one of the 4 big problems listed in the survey above. The worst thing is that RI has ALL 4 of these problems, and each of the 4 are quite SEVERE in this state. Why would a business choose to locate here when they could just as easily set up shop in MA, CT, etc? Oh yeah....because we have fabulous beaches.

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